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


Pass with flying colors

To pass something easily; pass something with a high score; achieve something with distinction

Half a five (with someone)

To clap right hand with another person to express a success or joy

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


Shipshape and Bristol fashion

To have everything in order; tidy

To have a black dog

To be depressed or melancholic

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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 play up to

To behave in order to gain favor with someone

Left out/ left off

Did not include

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



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.


Joseph Campbell

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Virginia Satir

Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults i

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