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Idioms

id•i•om

A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

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At sixes and sevens

In a state of unresolved situation, confusion, uncertainty


Half a five (with someone)

To clap right hand with another person to express a success or joy


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Phrases

phrase

A small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.

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To win a wooden spoon

To be last; to receive an award because of being the last of the group


Whistle for it (or something)

Not to care as the result one hopes to achieve is unlikely


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Phrasal Verbs

phras•al verb

An idiomatic phrase consisting of a verb and another element, typically either an adverb, or a preposition

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To clear up

A) when the sky becomes clear; to become sunny b) to explain and make more understandable


To sell out

To sell all items; arrangement of sale of a business or comany


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Proverbs

pro•verb

A short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice

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After a storm comes a calm

The worst chaos is followed by period of silence and peace


Penny wise and pound foolish

Someone who does not see the bigger picture but concentrates on small insignificant details; someone


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Quotes

quote

Repeat or copy out (a group of words from a text or speech), typically with an indication that one is not the original author or speaker.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.


Paula Abdul

For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need


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