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152 phrases found for the topic Miscellany

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Phrase: Sound like a deal

Meaning: If something sounds like a deal, it is a deal, that is, it means that you accept the deal.

Example:
A grand for that old car! That sounds like a deal (to me).

Date: 2018-06-07 00:47:36

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Phrase: Give somebody an inch, and (s)he will take a yard / mile

Meaning: You give/allow someone something, and that person keeps on asking for more.

Example:
The idea of having them at home did not appeal to me at all, but finally they convinced me because they said they would stay for a couple of days only. That was six months ago, and they are still at home. I gave them an inch, and they took a yard.

Date: 2018-04-22 22:25:19

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Phrase: Have an axe to grind

Meaning: It refers to someone that does something because it is profitable to him or her, it will bring him or her benefits.

Examples:
He does not have an axe to grind in this matter. He just wants everybody to know the truth.
I find so much interest strange. I think he has an axe to grind here.
I have no axe to grind here. I just wanted to help you because you deserve it.

Date: 2018-02-23 19:20:41

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Phrase: The Union Jack (or the Union flag)

Meaning: The flag of the United Kingdom

Date: 2015-07-20 00:26:17

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Phrase: Know someone by sight

Meaning: If you know someone by sight, it means that you have seen him/her many times, but you have never talked to him/her

Date: 2015-02-21 21:08:27

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Phrase: A cry in the wilderness

Sent by Dr. Pramod Kumar Verma

Email: professors_india@yahoo.com

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Phrase: A flash in the pan

Sent by Ivy Robinson

Email: ivycarp@yahoo.com

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Phrase: A good deed is its own reward

Sent by Wayfarer

Email: wayfarer_ejk@yahoo.com

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Phrase: A lost ball in the high weeds

Sent by Dr. Pramod Kumar Verma

Email: professors_india@yahoo.com

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Phrase: A new broom sweeps clean

Sent by Anuradha Rao

Email: anu919@hotmail.com

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Phrase: A rolling stone gathers no moss

Sent by Tony Western

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Phrase: And a silly millimeter longer

Sent by Kim

Email: kimc22@netzero.net

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Phrase: And that is flat

Meaning: Nothing will change my mind: I'm going to stay at home tonight, and that's flat.

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Phrase: Ballpark figures (rough estimate)

Sent by Lou Hevly

Email: lou@visca.com

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Phrase: Be a mixed blessing

Meaning: Something good and bad at the same time.

Example:
Working long hours was a mixed blessing. I got some extra money, but I did not have time for myself.

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Phrase: Be at each other's throats

Meaning: If two or more people are at each other's throats, they do not get on well together.

Example:
We had to divorce because we were constantly at each other's throats. We could not stand each other. We were always arguing. I even hit him several times.

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Phrase: Be curtains for somebody / something

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Phrase: Be no mean feat (achievement, task, etc.)

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Phrase: Blind somebody with science

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Phrase: Blow them to Kingdom Come

Sent by Caldwell

Email: caldwell@icansurf.net

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Phrase: Bring out all the skeletons in the cupboard

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Phrase: Broken sleeve

Sent by Arielle Burgdorf

Email: iamthesalmonofknowledge@yahoo.com

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Phrase: Clutch at a straw (or at straws)

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Phrase: Come down on someone like a ton of bricks

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Phrase: Cross your bridges when you come to them (or do not cross your bridges before you come to them)

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