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give it a whirl

Meaning: to try something new.

Example: The ski instructor told Sally to "give it a whirl" on the beginner's ski slope by following his exact moves. Read on

keep your pants on

Meaning: to tell someone to be calm.

Example: I told him to keep his pants on after being punked. Read on

cold shoulder

Meaning: to treat somebody with coldness and contempt

Example: I fought with my wife, and she is now giving me the cold shoulder. Read on

to the nines

Meaning: to perfection

Example: The masked ball was excellent. You should have seen the costumes. Everyone was dressed to the nines. Read on

bundle up

Meaning: to dress warmly to protect oneself from the elements

Example: It is important to bundle up before you go out to keep from getting cold. Read on

buck up

Meaning: to summon the courage to do something

Example: After losing the first place position to Martha, everyone heard Mary's mother tell her to buck up. Read on

pull the wool over eyes

Meaning: to deceive someone

Example: I'm not as dumb as you think; don't try to pull the wool over my eyes. Read on

wash dirty linen in public

Meaning: discuss publicly matters that one should keep private

Example: She decided not to take the family dispute to court as she feared it would only lead to a lot of washing of dirty linen in public. Read on

dressed to kill

Meaning: elaborately attired, dressed to draw attraction

Example: She arrived at the reception dressed to kill. Read on

off the cuff

Meaning: in an unguarded way

Example: She has a habit of making off-the-cuff remarks which she later denies. Read on

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get to know

Meaning: receiving the information

Example: It took me a while to get to know my in-laws and understanding their lifestyle. Read on

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