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Dutch uncle

Meaning: criticize, scold or lecture someone

Example: I thought he would approve of my choices, but he ranted on like a Dutch uncle for a whole hour. Read on

keep promise

Meaning: be faithful to your word

Example: How on earth can I marry him when he can't keep his promises? Read on

from the bottom of my heart

Meaning: with sincere and deep feeling

Example: I am really happy with the new job and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Read on

broken heart

Meaning: break someone's heart

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

other half

Meaning: husband, wife, or partner of someone

Example: Next time I come to this restaurant I will bring my other half. Read on

next of kin

Meaning: close relative

Example: We cannot release the names of the soldiers killed at the battle of Normandy until we've informed their next of kin. Read on

on the mend

Meaning: to improve in health after an illness

Example: After a long illness he is finally on the mend. Read on

Mr Right, Ms Right

Meaning: the best future life partner for someone

Example: I wish that I could meet Mr Right. All of the men that I meet seem so immature. Read on

take care

Meaning: be careful

Example: Thanks for the visit, Peter, take care. Read on

warm-hearted

Meaning: to be kind and loving

Example: My grandmother is a very warm-hearted person, everybody loves her. Read on

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rule out

Meaning: to exclude out something

Example: Rule out each and every word from the application which you don’t want the principal to read. Read on

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