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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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In one's Sunday best

To be dressed in one's best clothes as if for special occasion


Hang in the balance

To have two equally possible results, to be uncertain


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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 be ticked

To be angry


On the fiddle

To be given more than one deserves


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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 drop off

To decrease; to fall asleep


To put (someone) on

To mislead someone through joke or trick


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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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It is the thought that counts

Good intentions are of a big value


To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining


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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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Havelock Ellis

Every artist writes his own autobiography.


Euripides

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.


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