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lose it

Meaning: go insane or crazy

Example: I thought he had lost it when he told me how much his new car had cost. Read on

eat words

Meaning: to take back what was said

Example: I can't believe that he didn't trust that we could win. He will have to eat his words. Read on

throw dust in eyes

Meaning: to mislead somebody

Example: She threw dust in the eyes of the jeweler by pretending to be a well-to-do lady, and then stole the jewellery. Read on

born yesterday

Meaning: naive; inexperienced

Example: Susan might look young, but she was not born yesterday. She is not going to fall for your lies. Read on

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learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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