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


As keen as a mustard

To be very enthusiastic

Gay as aids

Someone who is very gay

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


Red as a beetroot

To gain red colour on one's face because of embarrassment

Ahead of one's time

Being more advanced than current ideas; being original

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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


Get blinged up

Put on oneself lots of jewellery

Buy out

To purchase a business;to buy the ownership or share of business/company

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A short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice


It is the thought that counts

Good intentions are of a big value

Penny wise and pound foolish

Someone who does not see the bigger picture but concentrates on small insignificant details; someone

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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.


Jill Clayburgh

What bugs me is that movies don't reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don't treasure

Ted Nugent

Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak.

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