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


In one's Sunday best

To be dressed in one's best clothes as if for special occasion

Hang in the balance

To have two equally possible results, to be uncertain

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


To be ticked

To be angry

On the fiddle

To be given more than one deserves

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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 drop off

To decrease; to fall asleep

To put (someone) on

To mislead someone through joke or trick

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


It is the thought that counts

Good intentions are of a big value

To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining

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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.


Havelock Ellis

Every artist writes his own autobiography.


No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.

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