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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...

Idiom of the Week (5-7-18)

May 6, 2018

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Idiom: A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush Meaning: Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything. Example: The senior knew a bird in the ...

Idiom of the Week (4-30-18)

April 29, 2018

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Idiom: Achilles' heel Meaning: A metaphor for a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength. Example: While he was unbelievably good at playing basketball, free throws were always Shaq’s Achilles’ heel. Fouling him to send ...

Idiom of the Week (4-23-18)

April 22, 2018

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In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday,  here are several idioms created by him that we still use today. Shakespearean Idioms: Lie low - To hide so you will not be caught by someone. Good riddance - To be happy when s...

Idiom of the Week (4-16-18)

April 15, 2018

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Idiom: Ace in the hole Meaning: A hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage. Example: When she learned the exam was mostly essay, she knew she would do well because essay writing was her ace in the hole.  ...

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