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Idioms and PhrasesMeaning
Hobson's choice - A choice of taking what is available or nothing at all
Left handed compliment - A criticism or insult disguised as a compliment
A red letter day - A day of special significance
A snake in the grass - a deceitful or treacherous person
A fair crack of the whip - A fair chance or opportunity
Tall order - A formidable task
Castles in the air - A hope or desire unlikely to be realized
A Ladies man - A man who shows fondness for the company of women
To be a good samaritan - A person who voluntarily offers help
White elephant - A possession that is useless
Storm in a cup - A small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion
A tall order - A task difficult to accomplish
Gift of the gab - Ability to speak easily and confidently
French leave - Absence without permission
To take a leap in the dark - An act whose consequences cannot be predicted
A fool's errand - An attempt to do something that has no chance of success
Bird's eye view - An overall or cursory look at something
A pipe dream - An unattainable or fanciful hope
To throw cold water on - be discouraging or negative about
Hush money - Bribe paid to someone to prevent them from disclosing discreditable information


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