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Rachael Delekta
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Jump the gun
When a runner in a race " jumps the gun ," he or she starts before the gun sounds the beginning of the race.   We use this idiom in every day language to indicate that something has been done too early, before the proper time to do it, or without waiting fo...
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Spice things up
I've been doing a lot of reading lately, so I thought I might use some idioms from the books I read to spice things up .  But then I started writing this post, and realized that " spice things up " is a great idiom and one that I use quite often!  So you wi...
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Burn a bridge
When you make a fresh start , you should not burn any bridges along the way! Burning a bridge sounds so violent, but when we say it, we are not talking about a physical bridge. We are talking about ruining a relationship with a person or a company. When som...
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Decked out
When someone is decked out , they are wearing fancy or elegant clothing, or when a house is decorated in a festive way.  Another very common idiom for wearing nice clothing is "dressed up."  Note: The saying is almost always used in exactly this tense.  You...
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Up and running
Let's get this blog up and running again! Up and running means that something is functioning, working, active, doing what it is supposed to do. It is often used to refer to a business, machinery, or electronic equipment. If something is NOT up and running ,...
Up and running
Up and running
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Talk down to
If you are reading my blog, you have probably been learning and perfecting your English for many years.  Along your journey, unfortunately someone may have talked down to you.  When someone talks down to another person, they are speaking to them as if they ...
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Talk down to
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For crying out loud!
"For crying out loud " is an expression of frustration.  People say it when they think something should be obvious or when they are trying to make sure they are understood. If someone uses the phrase " for crying out loud " while speaking to you - it may be...
For crying out loud!
For crying out loud!
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The heart of the matter - Inspired by Don Henley
Here are some lyrics from Don Henley's classic song Everybody Knows: I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter But everything changes and my friends seem to scatter But I think it's about forgiveness Forgiveness Even if, even if you don't love...
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Fresh start
Again I have to apologize for not posting for such a long time! So much has changed in my life in the last two months, I suppose it makes sense that I haven't posted in so long. In August, my husband and I moved to Florida --- it has been quite a wonderful ...
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Fresh start
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See right through him
You know your close friends so well that you can tell when they are lying.  Even if they are good liars! When you know someone this way, that you can always see when they are not being truthful, or you can see what they really want - you can see right throu...
See right through him
See right through him
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