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


(not) move a muscle

To stay still in one place and not move

Half a five (with someone)

To clap right hand with another person to express a success or joy

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


To stretch a point

To do or suggest something beyond the acceptable

To have too many irons in the fire

To be excessively busy and have not enough free time; to be occupied with too many things at one tim

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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 play up to

To behave in order to gain favor with someone

To straighten out

To explain in more detail; to make clear and understandable

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


Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Warning against trickery and deception (allusion to Homer's Iliad and the Trojan Horse)

The only game in town

The only possibility without alternative options

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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.


Aldous Huxley

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Bruce Lee

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

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