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in at the deep end

Meaning: to start a new job or activity without being prepared for it

Example: thrown in at the deep end Read on

nail in the coffin

Meaning: an action/event that will help bring about the death, end, or failure of something or someone

Example: She was late for the fourth day in a row. It will be another nail in her coffin when the boss hears about it. Read on

knock out

Meaning: knockout

Example: Does your brother really think that he can knock out the biggest guy in school? I would like to see him try. Read on

long run

Meaning: in the long run

Example: To make this project successful in the long run, they will need more partners. Read on

get the wrong end of the stick

Meaning: to understand something in the wrong way

Example: When Jack and Taylor arrived at the award function together, everyone got the wrong end of the stick. Read on

Elvis has left the building

Meaning: the show is ended and go home now

Example: I think we delayed coming - Elvis has left the building. Read on

over and out

Meaning: said when someone is finished talking

Example: I have told you that you will not be going to the party. There will be no further discussion. Over and out. Read on

wind up

Meaning: to be annoyed by someone

Example: My sister really knows how to wind me up. Read on

end of the day

Meaning: to look at all the possibilities and then to make a final decision

Example: At the end of the day, I have decided that law school would be the best path for me. Read on

run out

Meaning: to not have enough of something

Example: I cannot believe that we have run out of milk! Just when I wanted to make a cup of tea. Read on

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banana republic

Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government

Example: If the current Prime Minister wins the election again, nobody can save our country from becoming a banana republic. Read on

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