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Phrase: To the letter

Meaning: Do something exactly as it was expected or ordered: He said that he was not responsible for what had happened, as he had only followed his superior's orders to the letter

Date: 2015-02-20 23:34:42

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Phrase: Holy cow (crap...)!

Meaning: Used to express surprise:
Holy cow! This house is amazing!
Holy shit! What have you done?

Date: 2015-02-17 23:41:07

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Phrase: A blessing in disguise

Meaning: Something that you think it is not good at all, but it turns out to be good in the end.

Examples:
Divorcing my wife was a blessing in disguise. I have never been so happy as I am now.
Being turned down for that job was a blessing in disguise, because I found a much better one a week later.

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Phrase: A boon and a blessing

Meaning: Something very fortunate and useful.

Example:
All the blunders that the goverment is making are a boon and a blessing for the insurgents if they use it wisely.

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Phrase: A cross to bear

Meaning: It is something that makes your life harder or less happy.

Example:
Being surrounded by so many colonialists is a very heavy cross to bear.

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Phrase: A labour of love

Meaning: You do some work without obtaining any money from it. Or you do something that it is not profitable at all, but you like it.

Examples:
They have no money to mend the roof, so I am fixing it as a labour of love.
It took him eight years to finish a book on the history of his small town. It was a labour of love.

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Phrase: A live wire

Meaning: A lively person; a wire with electricity.

Examples:
My daughter is a live wire. She does lots of things, and has two children.
There is a live wire that needs to be replaced.

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Phrase: A make-or-break situation

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Phrase: A new lease of / on life

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Phrase: A prophet of doom (or disaster)

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Phrase: A thorn in your side

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Phrase: A turn of phrase

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Phrase: A walk of life

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Phrase: All and sundry

Meaning: Everybody.

Examples:
I will tell all and sundry what you have done to me.
They help all and sundry. I think you should talk to them.

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Phrase: All of a sudden

Meaning: Suddenly: We were sitting around a fire when all of a sudden it started to rain cats and dogs, and we had to get in the car.

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Phrase: An exception to the rule

Meaning: Something that breaks the rule.

Examples:
This case is an exception to the rule. It may not happen again.
Yes, you are right. This word is an exception to that rule.

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Phrase: At sixes and sevens

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Phrase: Be dim-witted

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Phrase: Be miles away

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Phrase: Be out of sorts

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Phrase: Be wishy-washy

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Phrase: Behind closed doors

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Phrase: Beneath contempt

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Phrase: Brains and brawns

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Phrase: By hook or by crook

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