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


Once in a blue moon

Seldom; very rarely

The last straw / the final straw

The deciding event; the thing that caused a radical change; final event in a series of unacceptable

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


Do you know where I'm coming from?

Do you understand what I'm saying?

To use one's loaf

To show one's common sense; to use one's intelligence

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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


A steal

A bargain; something very inexpensive

To get even with

To seek revenge; to retaliate

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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

Penny wise and pound foolish

Someone who does not see the bigger picture but concentrates on small insignificant details; someone

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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.


Johnny Depp

Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic.

George Bernard Shaw

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.

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