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Phrase: Be under your nose

Meaning: If something is under your nose, it is somewhere near, but you cannot find it.

Examples:
I could not find the car keys, and they were right under my nose. They were behind that mug.
-Where is my pencil?
-It is under your nose, right in front of you.

Date: 2018-06-18 00:03:28

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Subject: Distance


Phrase: Make love to/with someone

Meaning: To have sex with someone, to have a sexual intercourse with someone, to fuck someone.

Examples:
My husband and I make love every day.
Last night I made love to a very attractive woman that I met under/in very strange circumstances. I think I have fallen in love with her. I cannot get her out of my mind.
I have not made love with my partner for over a month now.

Date: 2018-06-17 21:53:28

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Subject: Sex


Phrase: Not to touch a drop

Meaning: Not to drink alcohol.

Examples:
My husband has not touched a drop since we got married. He used to drink like a fish.
Luckily for him, he had not touched a drop that night, and was able to run like the wind.

Date: 2018-06-13 22:36:37

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Subject: Vices


Phrase: Make it with someone

Meaning: To have sex with someone.

Example:
Last week I made it with a man from abroad.

Date: 2018-06-13 20:43:01

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Subject: Sex


Phrase: Those (who are) about to die salute you (Morituri te salutant)

Meaning: It was said by those who were going to die in the arena. Toeing the line until the end!

Date: 2018-06-12 18:05:10

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Subject: Salutation


Phrase: At the end of the day

Meaning: In the end, taking everything into consideration.

Examples:
At the end of the day, the important thing is that you feel happy. If you are happy, I am happy.
At the end of the day, we cannot do anything but wait.

Date: 2018-06-08 21:23:21

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Subject: Conclusions


Phrase: Drive someone nuts

Meaning: To make someone feel nervous or irritated. Please note that this expression is American.

Examples:
Let's get out of here. This place is driving me nuts.
That moron is driving me nuts. Let's go somewhere else.

Date: 2018-06-08 21:22:53

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Subject: Irritation


Phrase: Call for a celebration

Meaning: If something calls for a celebration, it deserves to be celebrated.

Example:
Catalonia is a free nation now? This calls for a celebration.
-I'm pregnant.
-This calls for a celebration, sweetheart.

Date: 2018-06-07 00:47:59

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Subject: Happiness


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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Subject: Miscellany


Phrase: The sticks

Meaning: Away from civilization or crowded towns, that is, in rural places.

Example:
He lives out in the sticks. He does not like urban life.

Date: 2018-06-04 21:44:51

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Subject: Nature


Phrase: Like the wind

Meaning: Very fast.

Examples:
Cheetahs run like the wind.
I saw a man running like the wind. I think he was fleeing from someone.

Date: 2018-06-03 21:41:05

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Subject: Speed


Phrase: In the wild

Meaning: If an animal is in the wild, it is free, it is not controlled by humans, it can do what it wishes.

Examples:
I would like to see cheetahs in the wild. They run like the wind.
I like to see animals living in the wild, and not in cages.

Date: 2018-06-03 21:40:47

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Subject: Nature


Phrase: In the flesh

Meaning: Personally, in person

Examples:
We need you because you've seen these animals in the flesh. Nobody else does.
She wanted to see her favourite rock singer in the flesh.

Date: 2018-06-03 21:40:29

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Once in a while

Meaning: It means "occasionally", "from time to time".

Examples:
He comes to visit us once in a while.
We eat pasta once in a while.

Date: 2018-05-30 22:52:57

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Subject: Frequency


Phrase: In the nick / Inside

Meaning: In prison.

Examples:
They are in the nick because of his political beliefs.
Her father has been inside for ten years, and will be released next April.

Date: 2018-05-27 23:35:37

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Subject: Punishment


Phrase: A big shot / noise / fish / cheese / gun

Meaning: A very important and powerful person.

Example:
I am sure he will be able to help you. He is a big shot in the company.

Date: 2018-05-25 18:02:08

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Subject: Importance


Phrase: Do the trick

Meaning: To fix something, or to make it work or be to your liking.

Examples:
Cleaning the carburettor will do the trick.
This dessert needs something. I think some cinnamon will do the trick.

Date: 2018-05-17 17:52:53

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Subject: Operation


Phrase: Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.

Author: Aaron Swartz (the late founder of DemandProgress)

Meaning: You know how essential net neutrality is to a free society. Big Cable has the power, and they’re very close to keeping it for themselves.

Website: https://demandprogress.org/ (Report broken link)

Date: 2018-05-16 23:17:47

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Subject: Information


Phrase: In the saddle

Meaning: If someone is in the saddle, he or she is in a position of authority.

Example:
When she was in the saddle, everything went smoothly. Now it's chaos.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:57:43

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Subject: Control


Phrase: The powers that be

Meaning: It is used to refer to those who are in charge/control/power when they do things that we do not like, and that affect us.

Example:
The powers that be have increased taxes again.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:57:21

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Like water off a duck's back

Meaning: If something is like water off a duck's back to somebody, he or she ignores it completely.

Example:
No matter what you tell him, it is like water off a duck's back. He will not even bat an eyelid.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:56:55

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: Pull strings

Meaning: If you pull strings, you use your influence.

Example:
I know this is not legal, but let me pull some strings, and see what I can do.

Date: 2018-05-16 19:55:03

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Be conspicuous by somebody's absence

Meaning: Somebody should be present, but he or she does not attend.

Example:
The chairwoman was conspicuous by her absence in the meeting, ie she did not attend, and everybody noticed it.

Date: 2018-05-14 19:53:56

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: Make the grade

Meaning: To achieve your objectives/goals/aims.

Examples:
She wanted to be a pop star, but she did not make the grade (as a pop star).
If you do not work harder, you will never make the grade. Only the best make the grade in this field.

Date: 2018-05-13 21:45:05

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Subject: Success


Phrase: SWIFT

Meaning: An abbreviation for "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication". It is used for international wire transfers.

Example:
Please do not forget to include the SWIFT code.

Date: 2018-05-13 21:44:47

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Subject: Abbreviations


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