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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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Have nothing between the ears

To be stupid, to have no brain or intelligence (be careful, this could be very offensive!)


Act high and mighty

Said of someone who acts proud and powerful; to show one's superiority


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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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(someone) chews nails and spits rust

Said of someone who is or wish to appear 'rough and tough'


To pay on the nail

Make a fast payment; pay immediately


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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 fess up

To admit


To catch on

A) to understand anecdote or a joke b) to become popular


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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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George Orwell

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.


William Butler Yeats

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.


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