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


To be on cloud nine

To be very happy, cheerful or joyful

Fine kettle of fish

Untidiness or a mess; discomfort or an unsatisfactory situation

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


To push the line

To go too far in one's actions; to go over the limit of usually acceptable

All fired up

Be highly excited and enthusiastic

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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


Made of sterner stuff

Be stronger in character or personality than expected

Add up

To make sense out of something

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


Barking dogs seldom bite

Someone who talks too much rarely puts his words into action;

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

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

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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.


Sammy Davis, Jr.

I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.

C. S. Lewis

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but becaus

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