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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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Kick a habit

Stop a bad habit


A gut feeling

A personal or intuitive feeling about something


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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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To go by the board

Something lost; cast aside


Mufti day

Dress-down day for school children


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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 bottle out

Avoid something


Reach a stalemate

Become still in one point; to reach a position where no progress is made


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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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Big fish eat little fish

In business, large companies will usually succeed


Penny wise and pound foolish

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


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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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Matthew Perry

I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I'd get to where I wa


Henry David Thoreau

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation


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