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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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To ask for trouble

To act (intentionally or not) as if wanting to have some trouble; risky behaviour


A lion's share of (something)

To have more of something than anyone else; the larger part or share


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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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Don't mind me

Go ahead; do what you want I do not care


To have a dekko

To have a look at something


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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 lap (something) up

Be keen to accept something blindly; to believe what someone says enthusiastically;


Keep one's head

To remain calm under pressure and in emergency situations


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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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Barking dogs seldom bite

Someone who talks too much rarely puts his words into action;


A good man is hard to find


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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.


Edgar Degas

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.


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