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pros and cons

Meaning: good points and bad points

Example: There are pros and cons to having children. Read on

how come

Meaning: why or how

Example: How come you are not going to the party? Read on

scrape the bottom of the barrel

Meaning: It is a phrase used to describe something you know is not in good condition, but you have to select it since you don't have an option of choosing the better one.

Example: Our school used to admit more than one thousand candidates, but we feel like we have been scraping the bottom of the barrel with the admitted applicants in late admission. Read on

fake it till you make it

Meaning: portray yourself like the person you always wanted to become

Example: I had no idea that her family is so illiterate as she always pretended to be classy. Fake it till you make it. Read on

blind impulse

Meaning: sudden and unaccountable desire to do something

Example: Acting on what appeared to be a blind impulse, she submitted her resignation. Read on

brownie points

Meaning: Praise or appreciation, usually for a service someone has done.

Example: He picked up some brownie points with his manager by doing part of her report for her. Read on

run across

Meaning: meet someone by accident

Example: While cleaning my house, I ran across a book I'd lost. Read on

in mint condition

Meaning: something used that looks new

Example: She was cautious about buying the vintage t-shirt sight unseen, but the seller assured her it was in mint condition. Read on

where the rubber meets the road

Meaning: when you have to face your challenges

Example: John had an excellent idea for a project, but his colleagues weren't sure what would happen where the rubber meets the road. Read on

on board

Meaning: be physically on a plane, ship, vehicle, train, or rocket

Example: Let's get Phoebe on board for the Madison project. After all, it is her area of expertise. Read on

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take for granted

Meaning: to underestimate the value of something or someone

Example: I took the weather for granted when I lived in America. Now I am struggling to get used to the cold. Read on

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