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Idiom: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

January 21, 2019

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Idiom: Actions speak louder than words Meaning: People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say....

Give someone the benefit of the doubt.

January 14, 2019

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Idiom of the Week:   Give someone the benefit of the doubt Trust what someone says (at least until they break that trust) i.e. Take them at their word.

“A Hot Potato”

January 7, 2019

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Idiom of the Week: A hot potato To speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed

The Proof is in the Pudding

December 17, 2018

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Idiom: The proof is in the pudding Meaning: This idiom means that you can’t judge something before you’ve tried it – or, in relation to a new product or an idea, you won’t know whether it is a success until you...

Until you’re blue in the face.

December 2, 2018

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Idiom: Until you are blue in the face Meaning: Used for saying that there is no use in trying to persuade someone to do something because you will not succeed....

To play the devil’s advocate. – Idiom of the Week (11-26-2018)

November 25, 2018

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Idiom: To play the devil's advocate.   Meaning: To argue the opposite, just for the sake of argument

Elvis has left the building!

November 4, 2018

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Elvis has left the building Meaning: Something has come to an end. It’s all over. Origin: This comes from the announcements that used to be made at the end of the musician Elvis' concerts in order to get fans to leave the arena ...

To Split Hairs (10-29-2018)

October 29, 2018

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TO SPLIT HAIRS Meaning: to argue about a very small, unimportant detail. We often use this expression in the negative, such as ‘let’s not split hairs’. In this sense we mean, ‘let’s not argue about small thi...

Idiom of the Week (10-8-2018)

October 7, 2018

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A Doubting Thomas:  A skeptic who needs physical or personal evidence in order to believe something.

Idiom of the Week (10-1-2018)

September 30, 2018

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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:  Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything. [Bird in the hand] - What you already have. ...

Idiom of the Week (5-21-18)

May 20, 2018

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Idiom: A Chip On Your Shoulder Meaning: Being upset for something that happened in the past. Example: Everyone knew that the man had a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas because his little sister had been so spoiled by his ...

Idiom of the Week (5-14-18)

May 13, 2018

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Idiom: A Blessing In Disguise Meaning: Something good that isn't recognized at first. Example: The man realized that losing his job was actually a blessing in disguise now that he found a better job and was able to spend mor...

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