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make all the difference

Meaning: influence someone or something in a positive way

Example: It will make all the difference when a mother phone calls their daughter before they head out for an interview. Read on

look on the bright side

Meaning: always try to see the good things even in bad situations

Example: Don't worry about your exam score; look on the bright side. It is a significant improvement from the previous exam. Read on

so far so good

Meaning: progress has been satisfactory up to now

Example: Thanks for asking; so far, so good. Read on

on a roll

Meaning: making a lot of progress

Example: Our team has won eleven out of our twelve matches this season. We are on a roll. Read on

knock on wood (touch wood)

Meaning: tap knuckle on wood in order to avoid bad luck

Example: I am expecting a promotion and a big pay hike this year, touch wood. Read on

a little of what you fancy does you good

Meaning: It is a coveted way of addressing the benefits that one derives out of having sex.

Example: He was very happy to work overtime today because he could go home half day on his anniversary. A little of what he wanted has done him good. Read on

your guess is as good as mine

Meaning: I don't know

Example: If you want to know which one is the best of these movies, well, your guess is as good as mine. Read on

a blessing in disguise

Meaning: the misfortune which turns out to have advantages

Example: Losing that job turned out to be a blessing in disguise for him as it forced him to plunge into business. Read on

in the good books

Meaning: be in somebody's favour or good opinion

Example: He always managed to be in the good books of the bosses, surprised one and all. 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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