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clarion call

Meaning: A clarion is a high-pitch bugle.

Example: All of the citizens heard the clarion call and prepared themselves to defend their city.  Read on

all the way up

Meaning: Literally refers to ascending a mountain or cliff, or navigating a river to a specific terminal point.

Example: I made it all the way up the steep incline, but I didn't have the energy to go on.  Read on

off grid

Meaning: disconnected from municipal utility systems.

Example: Tony built an off-grid bunker, complete with non-perishable food, a water purification system, and solar panels. Read on

cover one’s tracks

Meaning: to keep one's location, activities, and intentions hidden.

Example: The burglars were very meticulous in covering their tracks, making it difficult for law enforcement to catch them. Read on

child’s play

Meaning: an informal expression meaning something that is easy to do

Example: If you practise enough, driving will eventually become child's play. Read on

class act

Meaning: high-quality performance or display; additionally, the performer

Example: LeBron James has truly been a class act in basketball long before he entered the NBA. Read on

cakewalk

Meaning: something that can be easily accomplished.

Example: I thought the course was going to be difficult, but it ended up being a cakewalk. Read on

the other side of the coin

Meaning: the opposite aspect, contrasting arguments.

Example: You should consider the other side of the coin when a wife leaves her husband and not just blame her for walking out on him. Read on

cross swords

Meaning: to fight with another person physically or verbally.

Example: The vice-presidents crossed swords at all policy meetings. Read on

between the devil and the deep blue sea

Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices.

Example: I am in a pickle. Anything I do is going to cause this situation to turn out bad. I'm really stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. Read on

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heads up

Meaning: to inform about something beforehand

Example: Heads up! This machine is used to trim grass, please handle with care. Read on

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