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goody two shoes

Meaning: too virtuous.

Example: She's not a goody-two-shoes, but she's a good woman. Read on

raze to the ground

Meaning: destroy or demolish.

Example: We will raze the old, rickety building to the ground. Read on

live and breathe

Meaning: I'm confident.

Example: I've never seen such a beautiful view as I live and breathe. Read on

drop off

Meaning: take someone or something to a given place using a vehicle and leave them there.

Example: Once we were done with the concert, he offered to drop me off at home. Read on

no feeling is final

Meaning: no situation is permanent.

Example: Even though you performed poorly last semester, charm up. No feeling is final. Read on

nowhere near

Meaning: not similar at all.

Example: She's nowhere near recovered from her experiences. Read on

next door

Meaning: the nearest house.

Example: Our house is next door to hers; that's why we know each other. Read on

last laugh

Meaning: succeed or win despite ridicule or mistrust from others.

Example: She was terminated from the company a year ago, but she had the last laugh when she was employed by the company's main competitor at double the wage. Read on

sneak peek

Meaning: getting a preview of something that is yet to be publicized.

Example: The cinema had a sneak peek of the film to be released next week. Read on

drop a line

Meaning: send a brief letter.

Example: If you've got a few minutes to spare, you could always drop her a line. Read on

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play it by ear

Meaning: improvise; act without preparation.

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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