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kick the habit

Meaning: to overcome an addiction especially of an addiction like drugs

Example: Even after trying so hard, I could not kick the habit of drinking. Read on

on your mark

Meaning: absolutely accurate

Example: Runners, please get ready. On your mark, get set, go! Read on

neck and neck

Meaning: extremely near one another

Example: The two athletes have been neck and neck for this entire race. Read on

take it on the chin

Meaning: this is a boxing metaphor meaning don't shy away from difficulty

Example: You're going to have to take it on the chin when your father gets home and sees what you've done. Read on

skating on thin ice

Meaning: to do something considered quite dangerous or risky

Example: Sebastian using all his savings to buy blue chip stocks is definitely skating on thin ice. Read on

close, but no cigar

Meaning: be very close to accomplishing a goal but fall short

Example: You did quite well for someone who was playing for the first time. You attempt for close, but no cigar. Read on

throw in the towel

Meaning: to quit

Example: His trainer told Rocky that he would throw in the towel if he did not start throwing punches. Read on

down and out

down and out Meaning: – homeless or penniless person – someone who has no home, no job and no money – poor and unlucky, bumming and boozing – … 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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