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Idiom: In a mad rush (meaning & examples)

The idiom "in a mad rush" means to be extremely hurried. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: In a rush (meaning & examples)

The idiom "in a rush" means trying to do something or go somewhere very quickly. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: If need be (meaning & examples)

The idiom "if need be" means if necessary. These sentence examples will make this idiom easy to understand and remember...

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Idiom: Hit the nail on the head (meaning & examples)

The idiom "hit the nail on the head" means to do or say something exactly right or true. These examples will help you easily remember and understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Hit the mark (meaning & examples)

The idiom "hit the mark" means to reach a goal or be successful. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: Hands are full (meaning & examples)

The idiom "hands are full" means to be very busy. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: Bend over backwards (meaning and examples)

The idiom "bend over backwards" means to do everything that you can to help someone. Read sentence examples and synonyms to better understand this phrase.

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Idiom: Give someone pause (meaning & examples)

The idiom "give someone pause" means to make someone stop and carefully think about something. These sentence examples will help make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: Give or take (meaning & examples)

The idiom "give or take" means approximately a certain amount. These example sentences will make the meaning of this idiom clear and easy to remember...

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Idiom: Get the nod (meaning & examples)

The idiom "get the nod" means to get approval or selected for something. These sentences will make the meaning of this phrase very clear.

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Idiom: Get the ball rolling (meaning & examples)

The idiom "get the ball rolling" means to begin or start something. These sentence examples will help you better understand and use this common phrase.

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Idiom: Mean business (meaning & examples)

The idiom "mean business" to be serious about something you say or promise. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Drive oneself into the ground (meaning & examples)

The idiom "drive oneself into the ground" means to work so hard or do so much that you become sick or exhausted. Read sentence examples of this idiom here.

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Idiom: Force someone’s hand (meaning & examples)

The idiom "force someone’s hand" means to make someone do something they don't want to do. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Dead set against something (meaning and examples)

The idiom "dead set against something" means to be completely opposed to something or someone. These sentence examples will make the meaning very clear...

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Idiom: Someone's days are numbered (meaning and examples)

The idiom "someone's days are numbered" means someone or something will not exist or function a short time from now. Here are some examples of this idiom...

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Idiom: Day in and day out (meaning and examples)

The idiom "day in and day out" means every day repeatedly or regularly. These sentence examples will make the meaning very clear...

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Idiom: Dawn on someone (meaning and examples)

The idiom "dawn on someone" means to to suddenly understand something. These sentence examples will make the meaning very clear...

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Idiom: Compare notes (meaning & examples)

The idiom "compare notes" means to exchange information and opinions about something.

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Idiom: Clear the air (meaning and sentence examples)

The idiom "clear the air" means to explain something to remove doubts or misunderstanding about something. These examples will make the meaning very clear...

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Idiom: Catch someone off guard (meaning and examples)

The idiom "catch someone off guard" means to surprise someone. These sentence examples will make the meaning of this phrase easy to understand and remember...

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Idiom: Call it quits (meaning & examples)

The idiom "call it quits" means to stop doing something or to end a relationship. These examples will help you easily understand and remember this idiom...

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Idiom: By no means (meaning & examples)

The meaning of the idiom "by no means" is not by any account. These sentence examples will make the meaning of this phrase easy to understand and remember...

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Idiom: By and large (meaning & examples)

The idiom "by and large" means mostly or generally. These sentence examples will make the meaning of this phrase easy to understand and remember...

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Idiom: Wait and see (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wait and see" means to stay calm and delay making a decision or taking action until further information is available. Here are some sentence examples

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Idiom: Wade through (meaning & examples)

The idiom "wade through"means to read through a large amount of information or to pass through a large group of people. Here are some sentence examples...

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Idiom: Up to par (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up to par" means something is at the usual and expected standard. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up to one's eyeballs (meaning and examples)

The idiom "up to one's eyeballs" means to have a very large amount of something to do or be very busy with something. Here are some sentence examples...

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Idiom: Bring something up to date (meaning and examples)

The idiom "bring something up to date" means to make changes to something with the most recent information. These examples will make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: Bring someone up to date (meaning and examples)

The idiom "bring someone up to date" means to give someone the most recent information about something. These sentence examples will make the meaning clear...

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Idiom: Keep up to date (meaning & examples)

The idiom "keep up to date" means to continue giving or adding the most relevant information. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Breathe down someone’s neck (meaning & examples)

The idiom "breathe down someone’s neck" means to pressure someone by watching and monitoring them closely. These examples will help you understand this phrase...

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Idiom: Break the news to someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "break the news" to someone means to inform someone of something bad that has happened. These examples will help you better understand this idiom...

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Idiom: Bear in mind (meaning and examples)

The idiom "bear in mind" means to consider or think about something when making a decision. These examples will help you easily understand this idiom...

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Idiom: At the end of the day (meaning and examples)

The idiom "at the end of the day" means finally, after everything else has been considered. These examples will make the meaning of this phrase clear...

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At a Snail's Pace Idiom

Learn the meaning of 'at a snail's pace' and other idioms with fun pictures and lots of example sentences. It's fun and easy!

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Idiom: On the ball (meaning & examples)

The idiom 'on the ball' means to be alert, focused and able to react to something quickly. These examples will help you easily understand this phrase...

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Idiom: As easy as pie (meaning & examples)

The idiom "as easy as pie" means something is very easy.

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A meal ticket - Idiom meaning & examples

What's your meal ticket in life? Are your parents still your meal ticket or maybe your Master's degree will be your meal ticket. Learn this idiom with examples.

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Idiom: Under scrutiny (meaning & examples)

The idiom "under scrutiny" means being closely watched, examined or investigated. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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On the Chopping Block: Idiom meaning & examples

On the chopping block idiom meaning with lots of examples. Is your job on the chopping block? Read more examples and download our free idioms ebook.

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Idiom: Tip the scales (meaning & examples)

The idiom "tip the scales" means to make something more likely to happen. Here are some examples to help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Work like a dog (meaning & examples)

The idiom "work like a dog" means to work very hard. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Tip the scales at (meaning & examples)

The idiom "tip the scales at" means to be a particular weight. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Tag along (meaning & examples)

The idiom "tag along" means to go somewhere with someone without being invited. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Swan song (meaning & examples)

The idiom "swan song" refers to the last or final work, effort or performance. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Take someone back (idiom meaning & examples)

Take someone back means to make someone remember something. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Talk out of both sides of one’s mouth (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk out of both sides of one’s mouth" means to say different things about the same topic to different people. Here are some examples of this idiom.

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Idiom: Take for granted (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take for granted" means to no appreciate someone or something or to expect something will happen automatically. Here are some sentence examples...

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