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


Under the weather

To feel not well, sick

To get cold feet

A) to lose a nerve or have doubts b) to become timid; to become unable or afraid to do or try somet

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


(someone) chews nails and spits rust

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

The blurb

Sales pitch to promote something

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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


Left out/ left off

Did not include

To clear up

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

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


Cowards may die many times before their death

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.


Jamie Lee Curtis

Well, I could do it for a day, but I wouldn't want to be a teenager again. I really wouldn't.

G. Gordon Liddy

They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome th

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