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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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To go ape

To become very excited or angry


Once in a blue moon

Seldom; very rarely


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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 not give one lota

To be careless;


Jumping on the bandwagon

To follow the trends; to follow the crowd just to be accepted or liked by others


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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 look out on

To face; to overlook (a view)


To wear off

Disappear gradually


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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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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Someone who works constantly becomes boring; too much work will make someone uninteresting socially


It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all,


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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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Lawrence Durrell

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love l


John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend


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