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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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Stir up a hornet's nest

Create trouble or difficulties; to interrupt and make someone angry


Dump (someone)

When one ends a relationship; to leave a partner


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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 queer one's pitch

To prevent one's success; to wish someone badly


To fiddle while room burns

To be busy with or distracted by smaller, trivial things while something else of a much greater impo


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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 be cut out for (something)

To have talent or a specific skill for something


To make up with (someone)

To resolve disagreement with someone


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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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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Warning against trickery and deception (allusion to Homer's Iliad and the Trojan Horse)


Cowards may die many times before their death


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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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Pierre Corneille

A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.


R. Lee Ermey

We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barra


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