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Posts tagged ‘English’

Know Your Onions

To “know your onions” means knowing a lot about a subject. It’s a phrase that isn’t so common anymore. It’s a child of 1920’s slang, a slang…

Keep the Ball Rolling

You’ve probably used the idiom before; you want to “keep the ball rolling”. The phrase, if you aren’t familiar, means to keep up a situation or…

That Just Takes the Cake!

You’ve heard the phrase before – often as an expression of incredulity. “That just takes the cake!” But what does cake have to do with winning…

Pepsi's precursor to "more bang for your buck".

More Bang for Your Buck

The phrase means “more value for your money,” and it has a more political origin than you might expect. It all starts in the 1950’s with…

Photo by Petar Milošević.

That’s All She Wrote

  “That’s all she wrote” is an American phrase used to say that there is nothing else to say about a subject. And where did it…

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