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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

win the day

Meaning: to be accepted by other people.

Example: If you fail to win the day during practice, forget about winning the game. Read on

the corridors of power

Meaning: the office of a powerful leader.

Example: When Jim became a clerk to a Supreme Court justice, he thought he would get his foot inside the corridors of power. Read on

by all means

Meaning: in every way possible.

Example: "Do you mind if I go to the party?" "By all means." Read on

piss and vinegar

Meaning: to self-reference someone who is in a bad mood and ready to fight.

Example: During the invasion, the soldiers were full of piss and vinegar, and therefore they went straight into the front lines. Read on

24/7 (twenty-four-seven)

Meaning: constantly

Example: Kincaid said the center will be open 24/7 and will employ 30 people. Read on

good account of

Meaning: performed well, even if one was not completely successful.

Example: The team played excellently and gave a good account of itself. Read on

hold all the aces

Meaning: be in a winning position.

Example: Agriculture-wise, the Green Revolution holds all the aces. Read on

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make a mountain out of a molehill

Meaning: magnifying the content

Example: You are just making a mountain out of a molehill, you just gave a wrong answer, it doesn't mean you're not going to qualify to the second round. Read on

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