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


Put (someone's) nose out of joint

To insult or offend someone

On the rocks

When one is stuck in one difficult situation (in business or relationship); to have problems

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


Common as cat-shit and twice as nasty

Said of someone/something else thought as beneath oneself

You bet your boots

Most certainly, absolutely; without a question

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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 cover up (something)

Hide something; obstruct from view; to conceal

Step into (someone's) shoes

To take over control of something; take over a job from someone

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


To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining

Cowards may die many times before their death

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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.


Mary Roberts Rinehart

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.

Bede Jarrett

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.

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