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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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Face to face

In person; direct; directly


Full monty

Everything or everyone; the whole lot


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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 have a dekko

To have a look at something


Dead in the water

An idea lost at start; something that does not have a chance to succeed


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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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Keep one's head

To remain calm under pressure and in emergency situations


Feel out of (something)

Lost concentration; not being able to focus


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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


After a storm comes a calm

The worst chaos is followed by period of silence and peace


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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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William James

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perce


Benjamin Disraeli

In a progressive country change is constant; change is inevitable.


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