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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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Idiom: Take it or leave it (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take it or leave it" means to either accept or refuse something without changes or discussion. Read the other definition and examples here...

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Pronunciation and Spelling of words with "sc" in English

Is it "school" or "sckool?" In this lesson, we'll look at the pronunciation of words containing the "sc" letter combination. English can be frustrating but you can learn how to spell and pronounce words correctly in English with practice. Let's get started!

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Learning English words is fun

Videos and pictures make learning English words much easier so that's the approach we take here. Learn words about the body plus 25 other essential topics.

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Present Perfect vs Simple Past

Confused between the present perfect and simple past? This woman's weight loss journey will help you understand when to use these English tenses.

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Idiom: Take up where someone left off (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take up where someone left off" means to continue doing something that someone else started. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Go or Work Under cover (meaning & examples)

The phrase "under cover" means something is hidden and being done secretly. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Keep tabs on Someone/Something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "keep tabs" means to monitor or carefully watch someone or something. Here are some more examples that will help you clearly understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Tower of Strength (Meaning & Examples)

Are you a tower of strength to your friends? If you're not sure what this idiom means then click here for the definition and lots of sentence examples as well.

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Give Me a hand Idiom (meaning & examples)

These give me a hand idiom sentence examples clearly illustrate the meaning of this phrase: to help someone with something. There's a very close synonym...

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Down to Earth Idiom: Meaning & Examples

Learn the down to earth idiom meaning and examples. Are you down to earth? Or are you more excitable and irrational? Read many examples of this idiom here...

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Hit the Books Idiom Meaning & Examples

Learn hit the books idiom meaning with many helpful sentence examples. When do you hit the books? At exam time or every evening? Learn more...

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Idiom: Take the rap (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take the rap" means to be blamed or punished for something you didn’t do. Here are some examples to help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Under the circumstances (meaning & examples)

The idiom "under the circumstances" means because of a certain condition, situation or circumstance. Here are some examples to help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Taken aback (meaning & examples)

The idiom "taken aback" means to be surprised or confused about something. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Turn up the heat (meaning & examples)

The idiom "turn up the heat" means to intensify criticism or pressure on someone. These examples will help you understand this phrase.

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Idiom: Walk someone through something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "walk someone through something" means to explain step-by-step or in detail how to do something. Now, read these sentence examples of this phrase.

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List of V idioms

This V idioms list includes definitions and examples for idioms where the main word starts with a "v." Idioms starting with other letters can be found too.

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Common T idioms in English

With this T idioms list it won't “TAKE forever” to learn idioms. Although it “TAKES some doing” you’ll be happy how quickly idioms can “TAKE hold” in your mind.

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Idiom: Sick as a dog (meaning & examples)

The idiom "sick as a dog" means to be very sick. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Talk someone through something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk someone through something" means to explain something in detail or explain how to do something step-by-step. Here are some examples.

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Idiom: Tickle the ivories (meaning & examples)

The idiom "tickle the ivories" means to play the piano. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Take off after someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take off after someone" means to chase or follow someone who just left a place. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up to the minute (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up-to-the-minute" means the most recent or latest. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Talk shop (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk shop" means to talk about work when you’re not at work. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: To say the least (meaning & examples)

The idiom "to say the least" is used to show there’s more you could say about something but you’re not going to say it. Here are some examples...

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Idiom: Take after someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "take after someone" means to resemble, look like or have the same qualities as a relative. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Talk back (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk back" means to rudely reply to someone. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: In the grand scheme of things (meaning & examples)

The idiom "in the grand scheme of things" means looking at the situation in a broader or more general way. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Talk some sense into someone (meaning & examples)

The idiom "talk some sense into someone" means to try to help someone to see a situation more realistically. Here are some examples to help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Under Fire (meaning & examples)

The idiom "under fire" means being attacked by firearms or words. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Up to something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up to something" means secretly doing or planning something. Click to read the other definitions of this idiom and lots of examples.

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Idiom: Those three little words (meaning & examples)

The idiom "those three little words" refers to the words "I love you." Read our sentence examples to better understand this idiom.

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Learn the English Colors

Your guide to English colors with a video to help pronunciation and lots of different shades of color. Expand your vocabulary easily.

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Idiom: Until hell freezes over (meaning & examples)

The idiom "until hell freezes over" means something will happen forever or that something is unlikely to happen. These examples will better help you understand.

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Idiom: Up for something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "up for something" has several meanings. One is to be interested in doing an activity. Here are the other definitions with lots of examples.

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Idiom: Unaccustomed to something (meaning & examples)

The idiom "unaccustomed to something" means someone is not used to something. Here are some sentence examples that will help you better understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Under one’s belt (meaning & examples)

The idiom "under one’s belt" means having the experience of doing something. Here are some examples that will help you understand this idiom.

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Idiom: Red-carpet treatment (meaning & examples)

The idiom "red-carpet treatment" means to treat someone with special care and attention. These examples will help you understand this idiom.

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