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


Corner the market

To have advantage on the market; to dominate a particular market with something

Lovely weather for ducks

Rainy weather; rains too much to go out

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


His name is mud

Not liked or unpopular person

To get out from under

To become stable again, to regain control (usually said of a financial situation)

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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 mess up

To make a mistake or perform badly;

To back up

A) to go back (to previous place, thought etc.) b) to defend, protect or support

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


To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining

Whom the Gods love die young

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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.


Leslie Fiedler

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.

Emil Zatopek

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

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