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stand your ground

Meaning: not retreat

Example: We stood our ground on the footpath, and then eventually, all the cows moved away. Read on

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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twenty-three skidoo

Meaning: to depart in a haste

Example: The police threatened to imprison everyone in the crowd that did not 23 skidoo from the park. Read on

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