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hit the road

Meaning: depart

Example: We'd better pack the car and hit the road before it gets dark. Read on

set off

Meaning: to start a journey

Example: We would like to set off for Paris by 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Read on

drop by

Meaning: an informal visit

Example: I hope to finish the dress before Saturday. If you want to see what it looks like you should drop by over the weekend. Read on

come over

Meaning: to go to someone else's house

Example: June and her sister will come over for lunch on Sunday, we are having chicken pie. Read on

from pillar to post

Meaning: to move from one place to another with no purpose and direction

Example: Failing to get a satisfactory answer from her doctor, Mary went from pillar to post searching for a cure for her illness. Read on

a trip to the sun

Meaning: something which is very unlikely

Example: My dream has always been to settle in Australia. But I know it's like a trip to the sun. I just have to make peace with this place. Read on

there’s no place like home

Meaning: to have an affinity for one's home over every other place

Example: The troops finally retreated and the men get to go home to their families now. There is no place like home. Read on

when in Rome, do as the Romans

Meaning: to copy popular culture in order to blend in

Example: My mother always told us that when in Rome, do as the Romans. That is how today we are able to get along with any kind of people. Read on

riding shotgun

Meaning: to provide active aid to someone

Example: This politician is a sitting shotgun for his brother's company. It is sad to see that he is using his political influence for his own purposes. Read on

stop by

Meaning: to meet someone or go somewhere in a brief and informal manner

Example: The gardener stopped by the nursery to get some soil for his garden. Read on

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blazing row

Meaning: a very angry argument

Example: After having a blazing row with his wife, he stormed out of the room and banged the door behind him. Read on

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