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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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Kick up one's heels

To have a good time, to celebrate


Beyond the pale

Unacceptable, outside of commonly agreed standards of decency or acceptable behavior


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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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Blockbuster

Something of a great power; something very successful (movie, book, game etc.)


To come on board

Join the team; join in the fun


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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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On edge

Irritable; upset; anxious; nervous


To geek (someone) out

To confuse someone with technical information


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Proverbs

pro•verb

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

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The only game in town

The only possibility without alternative options


A change is as good as a rest


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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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Clive Owen

Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.


Tammy Wynette

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.


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