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11 phrases found for the topic Wishes

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Phrase: Down with something

Meaning: If you say "down with something", you want to get rid of it, you want something different.

Examples:
Down with colonialism!
Down with capital punishment / the death penalty!
Down with right-wing capitalism!
Down with the monarchy! Long live the republic!

Date: 2018-05-11 22:27:02

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Phrase: Keep your fingers crossed

Meaning: It is used to imply that you want something to happen: I'm eager to see him, and I hope he'll come tomorrow. I keep my fingers crossed.

Date: 2017-09-26 22:03:44

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Phrase: Be up to someone

Meaning: The decision is his or hers: If you do not wish to go, you can stay at home. It is up to you.

Date: 2015-05-24 08:52:39

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Phrase: All the roads lead to Rome

Meaning: Rome was so vast an empire that practically every road would take you to Rome. Now it means that it does not matter which choice you make as long as you obtain the same result.

Examples:
-You will find two paths. Take the one to the left.
-And if I take the one to the right by mistake?
-No problem, either. All the roads lead to Rome. It will only take you longer to get to your destination.

-Can I finish this at home?
-No problem. As long as it is on my desk first time in the morning, all the roads lead to Rome (ie, do what you wish).

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Phrase: Ask for (or cry for) the moon

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Phrase: For the hell of it

Meaning: Just for fun, on a whim: We went there at night just for the hell of it

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Phrase: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

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Phrase: Not to be a panacea for something

Meaning: Not to be the solution to something:
That political party is not a panacea for anything, as it implies colonialism, repression and intolerance, amongst many other bad things
This is not a panacea for our problems

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Phrase: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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Phrase: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Meaning: This is used to imply that someone did something bad, even though the intentions were good

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Phrase: The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

Meaning: At times it is not easy to resist temptation

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