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Phrase: Be a magnet for something

Meaning: To attract something.

Examples:
The Iberian peninsula is a magnet for thieves because laws are very lenient.

The Balearic Islands, which are (a) part of Catalonia, are a magnet for tourists. They are a paradise in the Mediterranean Sea.

Date: 20-06-2019

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Subject: Curiosity


Phrase: Old Nick

Meaning: It means "the devil".

Example:
Many Catalan people would sell their souls to Old Nick to gain independence from the empires that oppress Catalonia.

Date: 30-05-2019

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Subject: Religion


Phrase: FAQ's / FAQs

Meaning: The abbreviation of Frequently Asked Questions.

Example:
If there is anything you do not understand, have a look at the FAQ's.

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: AI

Meaning: An abbreviation for artificial intelligence.

Example:
Will AI replace human beings?

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Abbreviations


Phrase: Not to give / care a damn

Meaning: Not to worry at all, not to give a shit.

Example:
I do not care a damn about those colonialist people. As a matter of fact, I consider them enemies of my people.

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: Not to give / care a shit

Meaning: Not to bother at all, not to give a damn.

Example:
American people don't give a shit (about all that load of rubbish).

Date: 25-05-2019

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Subject: Indifference


Phrase: The ins and outs of something

Meaning: To know how something works very well. To be knowledgeable about something. To provide all the details about something.

Examples:
This term we will study the ins and outs of the system, which you must know backwards/inside out/back to front.
I do not know all the ins and outs of this crisis, but do not worry because there is one person who does. We only need to find him.

Date: 22-06-2018

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Subject: Information


Phrase: Be better off

Meaning: That would be/is beneficial to you. That would be a wise thing to do. You had better do something.

Examples:
You would be better off without their help. It is not sincere. (ie, I would not accept their help if I were you.)
You would be better off with a bigger house because this one is too small for ten people. (ie, I recommend your living in a bigger house.)
He would be better off going abroad. It is very dangerous for him to stay here. (ie, He ought to go abroad.)
-Are we better off now than twenty years ago? (= Do we live better now than twenty years ago?)
-I'm afraid not. We have fewer rights, less privacy and less money.
-Is the United States of America better off with Trump than (with) Clinton?
-I find them both right-wing, and I am left-wing. I do not like either of them.
I think you are better off single than married.

Date: 22-06-2018

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Subject: Wisdom


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: 18-06-2018

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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: 17-06-2018

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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: 13-06-2018

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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: 13-06-2018

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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: 12-06-2018

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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: 08-06-2018

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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: 08-06-2018

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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: 07-06-2018

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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: 07-06-2018

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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: 04-06-2018

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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: 03-06-2018

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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: 03-06-2018

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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: 03-06-2018

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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: 30-05-2018

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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: 27-05-2018

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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: 25-05-2018

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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: 17-05-2018

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Subject: Operation


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