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Phrase: A big brother

Meaning: Something or someone so powerful as to control our lives

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Date: 2017-09-18 22:38:30

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Subject: Worries


Phrase: The empire where / on which the sun never set

Meaning: The Kingdom of Castile, wrongly called Spain. Fortunately, this is no longer true, which is why 'set' is in the simple past tense.

Date: 2017-09-18 22:09:34

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Subject: Politics


Phrase: The pros and cons of something

Meaning: The advantages and disadvantages of something

Date: 2017-09-18 22:07:57

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Like a kid on Christmas Eve

Meaning: Eager, anxious, not to be able to wait. Example: My girlfriend, who has been away for a year, is coming tomorrow, and I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I can't wait to see her.

Date: 2017-09-17 22:48:41

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Subject: Comparisons


Phrase: If a woman's waters break, she starts to give birth

Meaning: My wife's waters has just broken, that is, her vagina is expelling amniotic fluid/liquid, which means she is about to give birth

Date: 2017-09-17 15:06:35

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Subject: Life


Phrase: On pins and needles / On tenterhooks

Meaning: Very anxious about something: Tomorrow I will be given the results of my examinations, and I am on tenterhooks now

Date: 2017-09-17 15:04:34

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Be a safe bet / a sure bet / a fair bet

Meaning: Example: I think your promotion is a safe bet (= very likely).

Date: 2017-09-17 15:03:51

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Sleep like a log / a top

Meaning: Fast asleep or to sleep soundly:
Don't make so much noice. She's sleeping like a log.
Last night I slept like a top, and I feel good this morning.

Date: 2017-09-16 21:57:30

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: Have a good night's sleep

Meaning: To sleep well: Last night I did not have a good night's sleep, and now I feel tired.

Date: 2017-09-16 21:57:09

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: By the sweat of your brow

Meaning: That is, you have to work hard to obtain something: I bought this house by the sweat of my brow.

Date: 2017-09-16 15:20:23

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: So long

Meaning: Example: So long, Peter! (= Goodbye, Peter!)

Date: 2017-09-16 15:19:54

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Subject: Expressions


Phrase: The grim reaper

Meaning: A mythological person that symbolises death

Date: 2017-09-16 15:19:20

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Subject: Death


Phrase: Bread and circuses

Meaning: If you want to avoid the revolt of the people (= the masses), then give them bread (= money / food) and circuses (= entertainment). They will never think, and you will be able to control them. It is that simple, and it damn works. Don't you think so?

Date: 2017-09-08 23:08:19

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Subject: Enjoyment


Phrase: Dance to someone's tune

Meaning: Obey someone:
His wife, who is very bossy, adores him. He is always dancing to her tune. He seems to have no personality.
I am in control of the situation, so they will have to dance to my tune.

Date: 2017-08-15 00:07:07

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Subject: Music


Phrase: Sing someone's praises / the praises of something

Meaning: To admire someone or something very much:
My father likes you very much. He always sings your praises.
The mass media has been singing the praises of his article on freedom of speech.

Date: 2017-08-11 20:36:13

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Subject: Music


Phrase: Show someone who is boss

Meaning: To make someone know who is in charge, in control: We'll have to show them who is boss.

Date: 2017-08-10 22:46:13

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Subject: Control


Phrase: We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first – rock 'n' roll or Christianity

Author: John Lennon in 1966

Meaning: Rock 'n' roll, of course, as it is the real thing.

Date: 2017-05-30 23:52:34

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Subject: Atheism


Phrase: Stop the world. I want to get off

Author: Groucho Marx

Date: 2017-05-30 23:48:47

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Subject: Humour


Phrase: The language of Castile is Castillian. Full stop.

Meaning: The words Spain and Spanish to refer to the Kingdom of Castile and its language are incorrect and imperialist. A Portuguese is Spanish, but not Castilian. Spanish means 'someone who lives in (or comes from) the Iberian peninsula'.

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Date: 2017-05-05 22:59:06

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Subject: Politics


Phrase: Information is power

Date: 2017-04-12 16:27:14

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Politics is for the moment; an equation is for eternity

Author: Albert Einstein

Date: 2016-10-15 21:22:35

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Subject: Politics


Phrase: Stupidity is contagious

Author: Garfield

Date: 2016-03-25 13:47:08

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Subject: Stupidity


Phrase: Keep/Hold something/someone at bay

Meaning: To have someone or something dangerous or bad or unwanted under control:
They kept the enemy at bay for several hours.
Thankfully, we managed to hold the contagious disease at bay.

Date: 2015-07-24 23:10:49

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Subject: Control


Phrase: Teach somebody a lesson

Meaning: Make sure someone gets what he or she deserves so that he or she will never do it again: Corrupt politicians should be taught a lesson by not voting for them any more.

Date: 2015-07-24 23:10:24

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Subject: Experience


Phrase: Learn your lesson

Meaning: You did something wrong, and now you regret it, so you will not do it again: I had a car accident because I had been driving very fast, but I learnt my lesson.

Date: 2015-07-24 23:09:53

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Subject: Experience







 
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