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


Take an oath

To declare telling the truth; to swear to something

Between the devil and the deep sea

Situation where any decision taken will have bad consequence

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


Cut (someone) some/a little slack!

To give someone a chance

Don't hold your breath

Even if something good happened the result will take considerable time; do not wait to witness somet

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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 clear up

A) when the sky becomes clear; to become sunny b) to explain and make more understandable

To do away with (something)

To terminate, to end definitely

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


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

Big fish eat little fish

In business, large companies will usually succeed

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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.


Alexander Pope

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Michael Malone

I think the greatest taboos in America are faith and failure.

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