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at sixes and sevens

Meaning: used to express a situation of uncertainty or confusion

Example: I don't want to be at sixes and sevens with you. Read on

the eleventh hour

Meaning: at the very last minute before an event

Example: Just minutes before the deadline, he definitely submitted his assignment at the eleventh hour. Read on

double date

Meaning: a date on which two couples go together

Example: When Jim and Sam went on a double date with their girlfriends, they had a fun evening together. Read on

those three little words

Meaning: the three words "I love you"

Example: It is obvious that Steve really loves Sarah, but she told me that he has not said those three little words yet. Read on

whole nine yards

Meaning: everything, all of something

Example: She is the love of my life. For her, I'll go the whole nine yards. Read on

a picture is worth a thousand words

Meaning: a picture conveys information more effectively than words

Example: A good presentation should contain more of graphics and less of text, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Read on

kill two birds with one stone

Meaning: accomplish two different things at the same time

Example: I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I'll pick up the groceries as well, killing two birds with one stone. Read on

third wheel or fifth wheel

Meaning: a person who is in a situation where they are not needed

Example: I was the only person at the dinner party without a date. I felt like a third wheel. Read on

a dime a dozen

Meaning: something very common and not having much value

Example: Adventure and traveling based reality shows are now outdated and a dime a dozen. Read on

cloud nine

Meaning: very happy

Example: She's been on cloud nine since she heard the news of her engagement. 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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