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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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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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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 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

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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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Proverbs

pro•verb

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

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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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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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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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