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fight tooth and nail

Meaning: to fight very fiercely

Example: I want this job so I'm going to fight tooth and nail for it. Read on

sticky fingers

Meaning: keep objects that don't belong to you

Example: Money had started disappearing from the treasury coffers so, they realised that someone had sticky fingers. Read on

pat on the back

Meaning: to receive or express praise for a job well done

Example: He received a pat on the back from his boss from the new project that he landed. Read on

heart touching

Meaning: an event that makes you feel happy

Example: We watched a heart-touching movie about a boy who lived next to a concentration camp during the Second World War. Read on

on the tip of my tongue

Meaning: something like a name or word that you know it but cannot remember at a particular moment

Example: It won't take me much time to remember, her name is on the tip of my tongue. Read on

from the bottom of my heart

Meaning: with sincere and deep feeling

Example: I am really happy with the new job and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Read on

music to ears

Meaning: something that is soothing to your ears

Example: Our teacher told us that we will get a long summer break and this was just music to my ears. Read on

broken heart

Meaning: break someone's heart

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

head above water

Meaning: to succeed to survive in bad financial situations

Example: I have to work 60 hours a week just to keep my head above water. I don't know how people do it. Read on

leg it

Meaning: an informal way of telling someone to run in order to evade capture

Example: We were trespassing on their property. When the alarm went off we had to leg it or we would be caught. Read on

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playing second fiddle

Meaning: to play a secondary or minor role with regards to someone else

Example: Sheila was determined to be the star of the show and she was not going to play second fiddle to anyone. Read on

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