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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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Lovely weather for ducks

Rainy weather; rains too much to go out


Hide one's face in shame

To be ashamed or embarrassed of 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 get out from under

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


Stand adjourned

To be dismissed from duty; to end a meeting


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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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Touch and go

Something risky; bearing a degree of uncertainty


To step on

A) to discipline or treat severely b) to go faster; work quicker


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Proverbs

pro•verb

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

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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William Plomer

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.


Agnes Repplier

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stoppin


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