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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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Put (someone's) nose out of joint

To insult or offend someone


On the rocks

When one is stuck in one difficult situation (in business or relationship); to have problems


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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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Common as cat-shit and twice as nasty

Said of someone/something else thought as beneath oneself


You bet your boots

Most certainly, absolutely; without a question


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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 cover up (something)

Hide something; obstruct from view; to conceal


Step into (someone's) shoes

To take over control of something; take over a job from someone


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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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To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining


Cowards may die many times before their death


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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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Mary Roberts Rinehart

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.


Bede Jarrett

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.


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