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accidents will happen in the best of families
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used to imply that even the most careful or well-prepared people or families can still experience unexpected mishaps or mistakes
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actions speak louder than words
sentence
used to say that people's actions show their true intentions or beliefs more clearly than their words
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a fate worse than death
phrase
something that is really terrible to experience
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behind every great / successful man (there) stands a woman
sentence
used to suggest that the success of a man is often due to the support, hard work, and sacrifices of a woman in his life
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all in a day's work
phrase
something that is a typical or normal part of a person's job
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to have one's cake and eat it (too)
phrase
to desire to have two things that are impossible to have without sacrificing the other
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(as) clear as mud
phrase
used to describe something that is complicated due to not being clearly described or shown
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after one's own heart
phrase
used to describe someone who shares the same qualities, preferences, or values as the person being referred to, often expressing approval or admiration for their similar mindset or behavior
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boys will be boys
sentence
used to excuse or dismiss negative behavior by boys or men, with the implication that it is simply part of their nature
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at the end of the day
phrase
used before stating the most important fact about a particular situation
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blast from the past
phrase
the unexpected appearance or remebrance of a person or thing that evokes nostalgic feelings within one
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no pain, no gain
phrase
used for saying that without working hard and experiencing difficulties, one cannot achieve anything
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better safe than sorry
sentence
used to suggest that it is preferable to take precautions and be cautious in order to avoid problems or regret later on
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bad things come in threes
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used to suggest that misfortune or bad luck often happens in groups of three, and when one negative event occurs, two more will follow
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good things come in threes
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used to suggest that good things often happen in groups of three
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like father, like son
phrase
used to say that a son's behavior or qualities are similar to those of his father
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it takes all sorts to make a world
sentence
used to imply that diversity and individual differences among people are necessary for the world to function and thrive
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better late than never
sentence
used to mean that it is better to take action or complete a task, even if it is delayed, rather than not doing it at all
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just what the doctor ordered
phrase
something that is exactly what is needed or required in a certain situation
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do not do anything (that) I would not (do)
sentence
used to advise someone to behave responsibly and not engage in risky or questionable behavior
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to be not for sb to say
phrase
to believe that it is not someone's place to make a decision or judgment on a particular matter and that it should be left to others who are more qualified or have more authority to do so
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to be damned if sb do, damned if sb do not
phrase
to be in a difficult situation where any decision or action taken may result in negative consequences, no matter what choice is made
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the mind boggle
sentence
used to convey surprise, shock, or disbelief in response to something that is difficult to comprehend or absurd
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to not bear thinking about
phrase
to be so unpleasant, disturbing, or frightening that it is difficult to even consider or imagine
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to shop till / until sb drop
phrase
to shop to the point of exhaustion or until one collapses
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horses for courses
sentence
used to imply that different people are suited to different things, and what works well for one person may not work well for another
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meet and greet
phrase
an event or service where a person, such as a celebrity, politician, or businessperson, meets and interacts with members of the public
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fair and square
phrase
done honestly, justly, or without disobeying any rules
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from zero to hero
phrase
used to say that someone or something has gone from a position of low status or obscurity to one of great success, fame, or popularity
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nearest and dearest
phrase
used to refer to one's closest and most intimate family members or friends
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use it or lose it
sentence
used to imply that if something is not used or practiced, it will be forgotten or taken away
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chockablock
/tʃˈɑːkɐblˌɑːk/
adjective
completely full or crowded to the point of congestion or blockage
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to walk the talk
phrase
to actually do what one claims or preaches, and not just talk about it
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to name and shame
phrase
to publicly identify and criticize individuals or organizations for engaging in inappropriate or unethical behavior in order to hold them accountable for their actions or punish them
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