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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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Phrase: Take French leave

Meaning: If someone takes French leave, he or she leaves his or her duty without saying anything.

Example:
Tom has not come to work today. I think he has taken French leave. I saw him in a pub late at night.
Mary is not at school today. She may be ill or have taken French leave.
The reception was so boring that I took French leave, that is, I left without saying goodbye.

Date: 2018-02-23 19:20:32

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Phrase: So long

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

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

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Phrase: Hello, stranger!

Meaning: We use this phrase to say hello to someone we have not seen for a long time.

Example:
George: Hello, stranger! Where have you been all this time?
Jane: I have been abroad.

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Phrase: How now, brown cow?

Meaning: If you look carefully at each word, they have an "au" sound, so this chant may be useful in teaching. "How now" can mean "what is up?" or "hello!" or "and now what (do you have to say)?".

Examples:
And now, children, I want you to repeat after me "How now, brown cow?"
I told you that it was wrong! How now(, brown cow)?
I told you it would collapse. How now?

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