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


Force (someone's) hand

To force someone to reveal a secret or intention

Have two (three) strikes against you

Where situation is so bad you have unlikely chances to win because you have more than one things aga

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


Point blank

Something very close to

(someone) cheated the starter

(said of a married couple) to have a first baby before it is conveniently expectable

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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


To throw out

To discard; to bin

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


The only game in town

The only possibility without alternative options

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives

An allusion to the rich and prosperous; used by poorer people to describe the rich (in a friendly ma

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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.


Kurt Cobain

I won't eat anything green.

Susan Sontag

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.

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