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topsy-turvy

Meaning: with the top at the bottom

Example: Everything has been topsy-turvy since we moved in. I can't find anything until I unpack properly. Read on

in the loop

Meaning: to be aware of the information

Example: Katy was always happy that her friends kept her in the loop with the latest gossip. Read on

the smell of an oily rag

Meaning: a slim or frugal amount  

Example: When we were students, we didn't have much money and we got by on the smell of an oily rag most days. Read on

anything but

Meaning: by no means

Example: We went to see that new action film on Thursday night and it was anything but good, in fact, I fell asleep. Read on

square peg in a round hole

Meaning: a person who doesn't fit into societies norm

Example: How he got the job I will never know. He's like a square peg in a round hole. Read on

way forward

Meaning: the only way to succeed

Example: I believe that digital learning is the way forward. Read on

at odds

Meaning: to disagree about something

Example: They are at odds about the fundraiser that I being held on Saturday. Read on

under siege

Meaning: to be under attack

Example: The president came under siege for his radical decisions. Read on

stand in a good stead

Meaning: to be of advantage to someone

Example: His years of experience in the spoken English field has stood him in good stead. Read on

smack dab

Meaning: exactly

Example: We got our water balloons fully filled and threw smack dab at their heads. It was fun, I tell you! Read on

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scrape the bottom of the barrel

scrape the bottom of the barrel Meaning: select from among the worst; to choose from what is left over. Example: As all the candidates who came for the ... Read on

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