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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 lose one's head

To lose self-control, think illogically


To take the biscuit / one takes the biscuit

The worst


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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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Be brainy

To be intelligent, geek, have a mind of a genius or inventor


Never going to set the Thames alight / on fire

Not likely to achieve something above the average; unlikely to do something impressive (work, studie


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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 clue (someone or something) in

To inform; to provide a background information


A steal

A bargain; something very inexpensive


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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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Edward Furlong

I don't think anyone has a normal family.


Andre Gide

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.


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