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24/7 (twenty-four-seven)

Meaning: constantly

Example: Kincaid said the center will be open 24/7 and will employ 30 people. Read on

sleep on

Meaning: postpone making a choice until the following day.

Example: Please don't sleep on that talent. It will take you places! Read on

day in, day out

Meaning: every day, without respite.

Example: They had to endure the city's dirt and noise day in, day outRead on

in short order

Meaning: immediately and without difficulty.

Example: The children got ready in short order to go to the park and play. Read on

from cradle to grave

Meaning: The phrase is used to refer to something that spans a human lifetime.

Example: He was a difficult man; from the cradle to the grave, he was constantly angry or upset. Read on

blast from the past

Meaning: a way to refer to something or someone reminding you of an earlier time.

Example: What a blast from the past! I haven't heard that song in years. Read on

living on borrowed time

Meaning: not expected to live much longer.

Example: He was told he only had three months left to live, so he is living on borrowed time now that it is four months later. Read on

buy time

Meaning: to do something in order to postpone an event, a result, etc.

Example: I am currently delivering pizza, buying time to apply for a better job. Read on

by and by

Meaning: soon; after a while.

Example: By and by, she paused to make sure everyone was paying attention. Read on

wane

Meaning: a period of decline or reduction

Example: With his health on the wane, the coal worker had to take better care of himself. Read on

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make a mountain out of a molehill

Meaning: magnifying the content

Example: You are just making a mountain out of a molehill, you just gave a wrong answer, it doesn't mean you're not going to qualify to the second round. Read on

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