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goose egg

Meaning: zero

Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on

close, but no cigar

Meaning: be very close to accomplishing a goal but fall short

Example: You did quite well for someone who was playing for the first time. You attempt for close, but no cigar. Read on

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between you and me

between you and me Meaning: in confidence. Example: I tell you something, just between you and me, I don't think her painting deserve the first prize.

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