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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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call bluff

Meaning: to challenge to prove one's claim, when they are likely attempting to deceive

Example: When the employee threatened to quit if he was not given a pay rise, the boss called his bluff. Read on

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