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old school

Meaning: old fashioned ideas or approach compared to current trends

Example: Dress smart when you come round for dinner, my father is a bit old school. Read on

ahead of the curve

Meaning: better than others

Example: His ideas are so innovative, he is way ahead of the curve. He might end up running the company at this rate. Read on

in no time

Meaning: a very short period of time

Example: I completed the project in no time at all. Read on

on the horizon

Meaning: an event that is most likely going to happen soon

Example: I have seen the way your boss praises your work. I am sure that a promotion is on the horizon. Read on

kick the can down the road

Meaning: to avoid dealing with a problem

Example: I realise that the house needs to be painted but we are going to move in a few years so I am kicking the can down the road. 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

for a while

Meaning: a short period of time

Example: I will be able to sit with you for a while, but I need to get home soon. Read on

light years away

Meaning: when something seems unlikely to happen

Example: The technological advancement like flying cars is light years away. Read on

long run

Meaning: in the long run

Example: To make this project successful in the long run, they will need more partners. 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

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between you and me

between you and me Meaning: in confidence. Example: I tell you something, just between you and me, I don't think her painting deserve the first prize.

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