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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 make mincemeat out of (someone)

To beat up someone


(put) flea in (someone's) ear

To tell someone off; an idea or answer that is not welcome


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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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Blue stocking

High-thinking and intellectual woman


To come on board

Join the team; join in the fun


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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 put an end to

To provoke or cause something to end; to terminate


To be cut out for (something)

To have talent or a specific skill for something


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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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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt

"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doub


A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

A group of people can only be as strong as the least hard-working team member is


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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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Oscar Wilde

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.


Benjamin Disraeli

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.


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