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by hook or by crook

Meaning: by any possible means

Example: The farmer will not sell us the land. By hook or by crook, he is hanging on to it. Read on

jump on the bandwagon

Meaning: to start doing something because it is fashionable or profitable

Example: get on the bandwagon Read on

king of the hill

Meaning: be the undisputed champion

Example: He made £3 million before he was 30, so he is the king of the hill in this industry. Read on

way forward

Meaning: the only way to succeed

Example: I believe that digital learning is the way forward. Read on

ride high

Meaning: when someone is very successful

Example: Our team won four college tournaments in a row this year! Why wouldn't the team be riding high! Read on

knock out

Meaning: knockout

Example: Does your brother really think that he can knock out the biggest guy in school? I would like to see him try. Read on

on a roll

Meaning: making a lot of progress

Example: Our team has won eleven out of our twelve matches this season. We are on a roll. Read on

in vain

Meaning: without success

Example: It seems as if the merger will go through and all our hard work has been in vain. Read on

where there’s a will, there’s a way

Meaning: willpower will defeat any difficulty

Example: The man drove through eight countries in his car. It is true, where there is a will, there is a way. Read on

self-made man

Meaning: someone who achieves the success with his own hark work

Example: The governor is a self-made man and has had properties around the city even before he joined politics. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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