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Friday, February 24, 2017
Idiom of the Day: hell week
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A week in which new recruits or pledges of an organization, especially a college fraternity or sorority, are subjected to a series of hazing rituals prior to initiation.

hell week

hell week A week in which new recruits or pledges of an organization, especially a college fraternity or sorority, are subjected to a series of hazing ritual...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Idiom of the Day: be shown the ropes
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To be taught how to do or perform a job, task, or activity; to have explained or demonstrated how something is done.

be shown the ropes

be shown the ropes To be taught how to do or perform a job, task, or activity; to have explained or demonstrated how something is done. I had never worked on...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Idiom of the Day: rue the day (that something happened)
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To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something).

rue the day (that something happened)

rue the day (that something happened) To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something). I swear to you now, you...

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Friday, February 17, 2017
Idiom of the Day: the half of it
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A portion of something, typically implied to be the most important or significant part. (Often used in the negative.)

the half of it

the half of it A portion of something, typically implied to be the most important or significant part. (Often used in the negative.) Yes, the company is losi...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Idiom of the Day: hair-splittingly
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With extremely minute, unimportant, or imperceptible differences or details. (Used before an adjective.)

hair-splittingly

hair-splittingly With extremely minute, unimportant, or imperceptible differences or details. (Used before an adjective.) I think it's clear to see that the ...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Idiom of the Day: gym bunny
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Someone who is obsessively preoccupied with maintaining or improving his or her physique and thus spends a large amount of time at the gym to do so.

gym bunny

gym bunny Someone who is obsessively preoccupied with maintaining or improving his or her physique and thus spends a large amount of time at the gym to do so...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Idiom of the Day: gut-wrenching
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Agonizing; extremely distressing, unpleasant, or emotionally disturbing; having a severe effect on one's feelings.

gut-wrenching

gut-wrenching Agonizing; extremely distressing, unpleasant, or emotionally disturbing; having a severe effect on one's feelings. What a gut-wrenching loss fo...

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Idiom of the Day: grammar Nazi
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Someone who insists on correcting or criticizing others for errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax, especially to a pedantic or self-righteous degree. Potentially offensive due to its reference to the fascist National Socialist German Workers' Party, which was brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler.

grammar Nazi

grammar Nazi Someone who insists on correcting or criticizing others for errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax, especially to a pedantic or self-righteous ...

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Sunday, February 12, 2017
Idiom of the Day: circle the drain
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To be in a state of severe deterioration such that one is approaching inevitable ruin, failure, or death. Usually used in the continuous form.

circle the drain

circle the drain To be in a state of severe deterioration such that one is approaching inevitable ruin, failure, or death. Usually used in the continuous for...

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
Idiom of the Day: all the difference in the world
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The greatest degree of difference that is possible or conceivable. Without the verbs "mean" or "make," it is used to compare two disparate things.

all the difference in the world

all the difference in the world The greatest degree of difference that is possible or conceivable. Without the verbs "mean" or "make," it is used to compare ...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Idiom of the Day: hurler on the ditch
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A person who offers unsolicited criticism or advice about something in which he or she is not an active participant. Taken from the sport of hurling, a player of which is a hurler. Primarily heard in Ireland.

hurler on the ditch

hurler on the ditch A person who offers unsolicited criticism or advice about something in which he or she is not an active participant. Taken from the sport...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Idiom of the Day: hunt where the ducks are
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To pursue or look for one's objectives, results, or goals in the place where one is most likely to find them.

hunt where the ducks are

hunt where the ducks are To pursue or look for one's objectives, results, or goals in the place where one is most likely to find them. If you're looking to e...

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Monday, February 6, 2017
Idiom of the Day: Humpty Dumptyism
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The act or practice of misusing or misinterpreting a word, phrase, or article of text to suit one's own meaning or purpose. Taken from the character Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass, who states, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean."

Humpty Dumptyism

Humpty Dumptyism The act or practice of misusing or misinterpreting a word, phrase, or article of text to suit one's own meaning or purpose. Taken from the c...

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