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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Idiom of the Day: long pig

obsolete Human flesh when eaten as food by cannibals.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/long+pig
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Word of The Day: specious
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/specious

Definition: (adjective) Based on pretense; deceptively pleasing.

Synonyms: gilded, meretricious.

Usage: "You are a specious fellow," returned Sir John, fixing his eyes upon him, "and carry two faces under your hood, as well as the best.".

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Idiom of the Day: long memory

A clear memory of events that happened long ago.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/long+memory
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Word of the Day: torrent
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/torrent

Definition: (noun) A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring.

Synonyms: deluge, flood, inundation.

Usage: She frowned and overwhelmed Pierre with a torrent of reproaches and angry words..

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Monday, January 15, 2018
Idiom of the Day: green folding stuff/money

Paper money, especially in large amounts. Primarily heard in US.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/green+folding+stuff%2fmoney

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Monday, January 15, 2018
Word of The Day: wring
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/wring

Definition: (verb) To clasp and twist or squeeze (one's hands), as in distress.

Synonyms: wrench.

Usage: And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation..

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Idiom of the Day: make a long arm for (something)

To extend one's arm fully toward something; to reach out for something.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/make+a+long+arm+for+(something)

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Word of The Day: rive
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/rive

Definition: (verb) Tear or be torn violently.

Synonyms: pull, rend, rip.

Usage: As he rose, a flash of lightning, that seemed to rive the remotest heights of heaven, illumined the darkness..

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Idiom of the Day: the short and the long of it

The essential or most important point being made; the plain truth of the matter.


https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+short+and+the+long+of+it
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