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wild goose chase

Meaning: wasting resource working on something that does not exist

Example: They tampered with my research. Thank God I found it out. I'm sure they were hoping to send me on a wild goose chase as I continue my research. Read on

you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink

Meaning: we can offer good things to people but we can't force them to accept that

Example: I have tried my level best to educate him well, but he is still having a non-serious behavior, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Read on

neck and neck

Meaning: extremely near one another

Example: The two athletes have been neck and neck for this entire race. Read on

I could eat a horse

Meaning: to be extremely hungry

Example: Could we please go out and get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse. Read on

head start

Meaning: to start ahead of the official start of an event

Example: I know that the paper only has to be in next week, but I would like to get a head start. Read on

full of beans

Meaning: to be optimistic or enthusiastic

Example: Upon hearing the good news, Mary was definitely full of beans. Read on

eat like a horse

Meaning: to eat a lot

Example: He eats like a horse - there's never enough left for everyone else once he's been at the buffet. Read on

never look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: it is an advice to be grateful for gifts

Example: My sister got furious when I tried to see how valuable the diamond on the ring she gifted me was and told me to never look a gift horse in the mouth Read on

don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: don't be ungrateful when you receive a gift

Example: I know you don't like the dress very much, but it was a gift; you should not look a gift horse in the mouth. Read on

get hitched

Meaning: to get married

Example: Have you heard? Marge and Sam are getting hitched this weekend. Read on

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the early bird catches the worm

Meaning: it refers to people who arrive earlier are the ones who get the best deals

Example: The admissions in this college get filled in very early. If you really want to enroll your son here then you should remember that the early bird catches the worm. Read on

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