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A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words


To push the boat out

To organize an expensive party; costly celebration

Cost an arm and a leg

Expensive; to cost much money

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A small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.


A bigmouth

Someone who likes to talk much; arrogant, noisy, egoistic or foolish speaker

Hanging by a thread

One thing could within seconds change to something completely different; situation could change quic

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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


To keep (something) up

To continue working in the same pattern

To give (someone) a break

A) give a person more opportunity; b) if one doesn't agree with someone else

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


Cowards may die many times before their death

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives

An allusion to the rich and prosperous; used by poorer people to describe the rich (in a friendly ma

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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.


Walter Wriston

Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I love those who yearn for the impossible.

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