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tide over

Meaning: temporary help (often financial)

Example: When I was at university, my mother always sent me food parcels to tide me over until my next grant cheque came. Read on

rake over the coals

Meaning: drag over the coals

Example: My classmate Lily forgot to do her math homework as she had a function to attend in her family. The teacher raked her over the coals for that. Read on

mull over

Meaning: to take a long time to make a decision

Example: I will need to mull things over before I decide whether or not to start my own business. It is a big decision. Read on

turn over a new leaf

Meaning: to alter your behaviour in a positive way

Example: He has not been in trouble this year. He has really turned over a new leaf. Read on

drop by

Meaning: an informal visit

Example: I hope to finish the dress before Saturday. If you want to see what it looks like you should drop by over the weekend. Read on

Elvis has left the building

Meaning: the show is ended and go home now

Example: I think we delayed coming - Elvis has left the building. Read on

over and above

Meaning: in addition to

Example: Firefighters always go over and above to ensure that people are safe. Read on

over and over again

Meaning: again and again

Example: I have cleaned up this mess over and over again but ever time I come back it is dirty again. Read on

over and out

Meaning: said when someone is finished talking

Example: I have told you that you will not be going to the party. There will be no further discussion. Over and out. Read on

take over

Meaning: to take control of something - often by force

Example: I can't believe that they were able to launch a takeover of our company. Read on

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breakout

Meaning: to escape from somewhere violently

Example: The breakout was so sudden that the guards did not even have the time to process what happened. Read on

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