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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 be a real brick

To be reliable; to have a good opinion of being dependable; to perform well; to be trusted


Warm the cockles of one's heart

To make someone feel warm and happy


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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 be at a loose end

Have nothing to do; be without job


Live in an ivory tower

Someone who lives in sheltered place not aware of the realities of everyday life; someone does not e


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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 step in

To enter and join a place; to become involved in or concerned with something


To break loose

To escape; become free or loose


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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;


All good things must come to an end

Things that give us pleasure will end sooner or later


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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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Adam Clarke

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.


Bill Gates

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I


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