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drain the swamp

Meaning: rooting out the practice of corruption

Example: No matter how critical it is, Draining the swamps would be just about impossible unless we citizens take action against it in the union. Read on

under siege

Meaning: to be under attack

Example: The president came under siege for his radical decisions. Read on

white lie

Meaning: a harmless lie

Example: Telling your friend that you like their new haircut, when you really don't, is an example of a white lie. Read on

take for a ride

Meaning: to trick somebody

Example: I paid for the package but it was never delivered. After two weeks I realized that I had been taken for a ride. Read on

toot one’s own horn

Meaning: blow one's own horn

Example: My father told me never to toot my own horn. Read on

under fire

Meaning: being shot at

Example: The politician came under fire after it was discovered that he had spend campaign money on lavish parties. Read on

free spirit

Meaning: a person who freely lives a life of his own way

Example: His wife is a free spirit, she does not believe in the work that we do. Read on

fall from grace

Meaning: to lose status, respect or prestige

Example: The Economic and Finance minister's fall from grace gave her detractors great satisfaction. Read on

a voice crying in the wilderness

Meaning: to say something that is not popular

Example: The tales are interesting if you are into that kind of thing but for me it is like listening to a voice crying in the wilderness. Read on

mend fences

Meaning: to try and improve a bad relationship with another party

Example: After the nasty fight with her sister, Alice decided to mend fences by buying her sister some presents. Read on

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learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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