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Phrase: As rich as Croesus

Meaning: Very wealthy, very rich.

Example:
He was a shady character, and as rich as Croesus.

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Phrase: As sweet as honey

Meaning: Very sweet.

Examples:
She is as sweet as honey. She is so charming!
Her lips were as sweet as honey. I could not stop kissing her.

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Phrase: As ugly as sin

Meaning: Very ugly.

Example:
She felt in love with a man that was 20 years older than she was, and as ugly as sin, but his intelligence was exceptional.

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Phrase: As white as a sheet

Meaning: That is, to be or became pale.

Example:
When I entered the room, I found her as white as a sheet. She could not even utter a single word.
He went as white as a sheet when he saw his father lying on the floor. He feared the worst.

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Phrase: Be as bright as a button

Meaning: To be brilliant, clever, intelligent.

Example:
My nephew could help you with that project. He is as bright as a button.

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Phrase: Be as old as the hills

Meaning: Very old:
His father is as old as the hills, but he's fit. He walks five miles a day.
This tradition is as old as the hills.

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Phrase: Be as strong as an ox

Meaning: To be very strong: I will call my husband. He is as strong as an ox, and will be able to lift it.

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Phrase: Be in the same boat as somebody else

Meaning: To be in the same bad situation as somebody else.

Examples:
We are not enemies. We are in the same boat. We have to join forces.
I am in the same boat as your sister. Please tell her to ring me up.
-I have to repeat the year.
-Me too. We are in the same boat.

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Phrase: Bite off more than you can chew

Meaning: To take too many things (so you cannot cope with all of them).

Example:
Do not bite off more than you can chew to avoid unhappy customers.

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Phrase: Comparisons are odious

Meaning: This is usually said when we are going to compare two or more people, but we would prefer not to.

Example:
Although comparisons are odious, I must confess that Laura seems to be more effective than Paula, but less effective than Dora.

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Phrase: Easier said than done

Meaning: It is not as easy as it seems.

Examples:
-We must defeat the enemy.
-That is easier said than done. They have very powerful weapons.

-We must make this company profitable.
-It is easier said than done.

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Phrase: For better or worse

Meaning: It is used when something happens or has happened, and we do not know whether it is good or bad.

Examples:
They have been married for 20 years, for better or worse.
He did not do his military service. For better or worse, he was a draft dodger. He was a pacifist.
I know she is your wife, but she is, for better or worse, an enemy spy, and we need her now.
For better or worse, we are going to divorce after 20 years of marriage.

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Phrase: Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best

Meaning: You have to keep on improving or training to achieve your goals.

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Phrase: He who laughs last laughs longest (or best)

Meaning: This is not over yet, and things may change. I will make sure you pay for what have done to me, or the situation may become favourable to me.

Examples:
He has been making fun of me since we lost the match, but you know he who laughs last laughs longest, and we will be the champions at the end of the season.
He has reported me to the police, but he who laughs last laughs best. I will reveal all his fiddles, and he will have to spend several years in the cooler.

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Phrase: It is / was a case of the solution being worse than the problem

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Phrase: Not to be as black as you are painted

Meaning: If you say that someone is not as black as he/she is painted, you mean that he/she is not as bad as people say he/she is.

Example:
Margaret isn't as black as she's painted. In fact, I think she's a charming person.

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Phrase: Revenge is a dish best served cold

Sent by Tony Western

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Phrase: Speak (or talk) the same language as somebody

Meaning: Think similarly

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Phrase: The best is yet to come

Sent by Caro

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Phrase: The cure (or remedy) is worse than the disease

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Phrase: The impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner

Author: Sherlock Holmes, that is, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Phrase: You are only as good as tomorrow

Author: Art Jimenez

Email: ajimenez@lvcva.com

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