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take a cue from

Meaning: to do what is recommended by someone else

Example: I'm not good at belly dance, so I'll take my cue from you. Read on

get the sack (boot, axe)

Meaning: be dismissed from the job

Example: If you can't do your job properly, you're going to get the sack. Read on

part and parcel

Meaning: something that is a basic or essential element of the whole

Example: Darkness is part and parcel of the night. Read on

take it up/down a notch

Meaning: apply more effort to achieve a goal

Example: The team got through to the quarter-finals. Now they need to take it up a notch to get to the semis. Read on

rest assured

Meaning: emphasizing that there is no need to worry

Example: You can rest assured that the transaction will be completed by the close of business today. Read on

halfway house

Meaning: mid-point in recovery, treatment, or progress

Example: Frank has gone into a halfway house after 27 years in prison. Read on

spick and span

Meaning: neat and clean

Example: The house was spick and span when the guests arrived. Jane must have been cleaning for hours. Read on

come to think of/about it

Meaning: something that has just occurred to us as we speak

Example: Come to think of it, add potatoes and carrots to the list. Read on

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

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be in the same boat

Meaning: be in the same unpleasant situation as other people

Example: The speaker said that everyone should make an effort towards the protection of the environment, as everyone was in the same boat, and climate changes would have dire consequences for all. Read on

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