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Cheek to jowl

2009-12-04 13:13
It means slaves live in close quarters with their masters and mistresses.

Peaches and cream

2009-12-01 17:21
The expression is mainly used when describing a female’s skin tone.


2009-11-30 10:34
A know-it-all will be someone who will be the first to answer a query or question,but...

A long shot

2009-11-27 11:20
A long shot is one that's likely to miss.

Miss the boat

2009-11-24 10:44
To miss the boat means to miss an important opportunity. 

Nuts and bolts

2009-11-20 13:45
"Nuts" and "bolts" allude to the bits and pieces of a machine...

Fancy coffee

2009-11-18 10:03
"Fancy coffees" have been making an appearance in China in recent years..

Rain on one's parade

2009-11-12 13:32
To "rain on your parade" means to pour cold water over the other person’s plans...

Odd-hour work shift

2009-11-09 13:09
An "odd-hour work shift" is typically a shift worked outside the hours of 9am to 5pm...

Join the choir

2009-11-06 10:14
A choir is a group of people singing together.

Bedroom eyes

2009-11-03 15:14
Someone with "bedroom eyes" has a sexy look in their eyes.

Across the board

2009-10-29 13:49
If something happens "across the board", it covers every place.

A welcome shot in the arm

2009-10-28 11:11
"Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf" was a "welcome shot in the arm" for China's animation industry.

My two cents

2009-10-21 15:11
"Two cents" here represents a small bet...

Hit the books

2009-10-15 15:56
To "hit the books" means to study.

Talk the walk

2009-10-14 17:15
You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?

To say the least

2009-10-12 08:59
"To say the least" implies that you could say more.

Bring the house down

2009-10-07 11:13
The term is generally used when talking about a performance...

Go belly up

2009-09-30 14:05
"Go belly up" means losing, failing, etc.

A picture is worth a thousand words

2009-09-25 11:58
This phrase is used to explain how a powerful image can say more than words.

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