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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

ride (on) a wave

Meaning: to enjoy the advantages of something

Example: The person that won the lottery was riding the wave of millions of dollars. Read on

leaps and bounds

Meaning: progress very quickly

Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on

in broad daylight

Meaning: during the daytime

Example: Politicians strongly condemn corruption and nepotism during political rallies, yet they go ahead and misuse public resources in broad daylight. Read on

zero hour

Meaning: a time when a crucial decision or essential action must be taken

Example: Right before the dawn, the British military had been waiting for zero hour to start the operation against terrorists in Afghanistan. Read on

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learning curve

Meaning: the rate of learning new skills

Example: Every employee undergoes a learning curve while getting to know the company. Read on

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