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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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Corner the market

To have advantage on the market; to dominate a particular market with something


Lovely weather for ducks

Rainy weather; rains too much to go out


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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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His name is mud

Not liked or unpopular person


To get out from under

To become stable again, to regain control (usually said of a financial situation)


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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 mess up

To make a mistake or perform badly;


To back up

A) to go back (to previous place, thought etc.) b) to defend, protect or support


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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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To go without saying

Something obvious; be known without explaining


Whom the Gods love die young


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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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Leslie Fiedler

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.


Emil Zatopek

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.


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