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


Dressed to kill

Dressed for special occasion; wearing one`s finest clothes

In hand

(to have something) under control; well managed

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


To have more money than sense

Use money irresponsibly

Do I ducks!

I do not!

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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 cut short

To make shorter; to interrupt

To fool around

To waste time; to joke; not to be serious; to avoid responsibility

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


A woman's work is never done

Said of a woman working mostly at home: woman is always working even when not earning money because

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Someone who works constantly becomes boring; too much work will make someone uninteresting socially

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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.


George Burns

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age.

Elie Wiesel

Some stories are true that never happened.

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