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as thick as thieves

Meaning: a very secretive and close relationship between people.

Example: They remained as thick as thieves for several weeks. This made us curious to know what they were doing.  Read on

in one’s blood

Meaning: a natural or inherited characteristic.

Example: Singing is in Nina's blood. Read on

other half

Meaning: husband, wife, or partner of someone

Example: Next time I come to this restaurant I will bring my other half. Read on

next of kin

Meaning: close relative

Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read on

charity begins at home

Meaning: the family comes first, and one should help their family before helping others

Example: She spends the little money that she earns on social work and neglects her own family, forgetting that charity begins at home. Read on

black sheep

Meaning: a disgrace

Example: I have always been the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has responsible jobs while I have chosen to be an artist. Read on

better half

Meaning: spouse

Example: I think a two-bedroom flat would suit us but I'd better confirm it with my better half. Read on

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fool’s paradise

Meaning: This phrase refers to someone who becomes happy at hopes provided based on false facts.

Example: The money was never going to be deposited by him. He kept promising her and let her stay in that fool’s paradise for way too long. Read on

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