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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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Under the weather

To feel not well, sick


To get cold feet

A) to lose a nerve or have doubts b) to become timid; to become unable or afraid to do or try somet


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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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(someone) chews nails and spits rust

Said of someone who is or wish to appear 'rough and tough'


The blurb

Sales pitch to promote something


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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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Left out/ left off

Did not include


To clear up

A) when the sky becomes clear; to become sunny b) to explain and make more understandable


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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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Cowards may die many times before their death


The only game in town

The only possibility without alternative options


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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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Jamie Lee Curtis

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't.


G. Gordon Liddy

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome th


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