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Phrase: In token of something

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Phrase: Ipso facto

Meaning: By this fact, immediately

Examples:
When they saw the video, he was accused ipso facto.
They discovered him helping the enemy, and he was, ipso facto, arrested for treachery.

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Phrase: Left, right and centre

Meaning: Everywhere

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Phrase: Let bygones be bygones

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Phrase: Like a house on fire

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Phrase: On a par with

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Phrase: On a razor-edge (or on a knife-edge)

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Phrase: On the same wavelength

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Phrase: On the sidelines

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Phrase: Out of sight, out of mind

Meaning: If you do not see someone or something, you usually forget about him/her/it

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Phrase: Out of the running for something

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Phrase: Own up (to something)

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Phrase: Pay (cash) on the nail

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Phrase: Pie in the sky

Meaning: Unrealistic promises or suggestions.

Example:
He says that every citizen will have a place of his or her own, that there will be no homeless people, but I think it is pie in the sky. He only wishes to win the next election(s). If only everybody would have a home.

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Phrase: Pins and needles

Meaning: Example: I have pins and needles in my right leg (that is, my leg went numb because I did not move it for a long time, and now that I have moved it, I feel this unpleasant sensation)

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Phrase: Snuff it

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Phrase: The green-eyed monster

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Phrase: The shades of night

Meaning: The darkness of night.

Example:
The shades of night were falling, and we were all alone, lost, and afraid. We did not know what to do.

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Phrase: The swing of the pendulum

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Phrase: To cap it all

Meaning: If that was not enough...

Example:
I had just been told that I was in the red, and had huge debts, and to cap it all, when I arrived home, my wife was having sex with my neighbour.

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Phrase: To the bitter end

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Phrase: Toing(s) and froing(s) [or to-ing(s) and fro-ing(s)]

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Phrase: Tom, Dick and Harry (or Every/Any Tom, Dick and Harry)

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Phrase: Under the guise of

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Phrase: Up the river without a paddle

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