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


Make a mountain out of a molehill

To exaggerate; to make something unimportant seem important

To have (one's) hands tied

Not being able to act

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


To egg on

Urge someone to do something risky

To be as happy as a sandboy

Be joyful and merry (almost as if drunk)

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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 make up

A) to create; to invent b) apply cosmetics c) contents of something; to be composed of; to compris

To make up with (someone)

To resolve disagreement with someone

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


A change is as good as a rest

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.


Jim Rohn

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Dave Barry

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.

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