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neck and neck

Meaning: extremely near one another

Example: The two athletes have been neck and neck for this entire race. Read on

slip of the tongue

Meaning: a mistake in speech (or writing)

Example: The election bill was altered, by what I believe was a slip of the pen. Read on

like a hole in the head

Meaning: to have absolutely no need for something

Example: I need a new friend is like a hole in the head, I am good to be single. Read on

earworm

Meaning: a situation when a song that comes to your mind again and again

Example: This new PitBull song is a real earworm. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since last week. Read on

heart and soul

Meaning: with all the effort you can put into it

Example: He's dedicated to the project heart and soul. Read on

take it on the chin

Meaning: this is a boxing metaphor meaning don't shy away from difficulty

Example: You're going to have to take it on the chin when your father gets home and sees what you've done. Read on

warm-hearted

Meaning: to be kind and loving

Example: My grandmother is a very warm-hearted person, everybody loves her. Read on

hold tongue

Meaning: to keep quiet when one would rather speak

Example: When she said that she was very hardworking I had to hold my tongue. Read on

on the other hand

Meaning: from a different point of view

Example: It seems like a great building, on the other hand, you are displacing a lot of animals by building it. Read on

a sight for sore eyes

Meaning: a way of saying that you are happy to see someone

Example: I can't believe that I haven't seen you in a year! You are a sight for sore eyes. Read on

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chop and change

chop and change Meaning: repeatedly change. Example: One day she's going to be a doctor, the next she wants to study architecture - she'll have to stop chopping ... Read on

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