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heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

red-handed

Meaning: doing or about to do something illegal or wrong

Example: They caught him red-handed with his fingerprints all over the murder weapon. Read on

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

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jump to conclusion

jump to conclusion Meaning: form an opinion or judgement hastily. Example: Wait till we get the report; don’t jump to a conclusion.

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