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


Hide one's face in shame

To be ashamed or embarrassed of 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.


Cheese rolling

To play with the food; to fiddle with the food

Banding about (something)

To repeat a discussion

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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 back out

A) to withdraw support; to resign from a deal; b) to drive away from a parking space

To step on

A) to discipline or treat severely b) to go faster; work quicker

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


The only game in town

The only possibility without alternative options

After a storm comes a calm

The worst chaos is followed by period of silence and peace

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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.


Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given

W. Clement Stone

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you purs

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