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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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Holy mackeral!

Used to express a strong astonishment or surprise


Dressed to kill

Dressed for special occasion; wearing one`s finest clothes


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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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Lily livered

A coward; said of someone who lacks the courage


Upbeat

Be positive


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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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Wear out

To use or wear something until it becomes old and in bad condition or totally useless condition


To stand up

A) fail to appear for a date or social meeting b) withstand use or wear


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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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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


Ignorance is bliss

Not knowing is better than knowing; one is not concerned about things one does not know;


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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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Coco Chanel

There are people who have money and people who are rich.


Mignon McLaughlin

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to


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