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To be at liberty to do something means to be free to do it without any restrictions.

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Some companies keep information about salaries confidential and lower rank managers are not ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 739 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-05-08 | Comments (1)

If you play your cards right, it means you do the right thing and become successful. People often use this phrase to offer advice and encouragement, saying that 'if you play your cards right', something good ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 834 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-04-30 | Comments (0)

If someone is two-faced, it means they say nice things about someone to their face, but say bad things about them behind their back.

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Matt i ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 1934 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-04-24 | Comments (1)

To go under the knife means to have an operation.

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England's best footballer won't play at the World Cup. He's going under the knife and w ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 834 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-04-22 | Comments (1)

 The big cheese is the most important or powerful person in a group or organisation.

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The big cheese is coming to visit our office today - she's the owner of the whole ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 728 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-04-14 | Comments (1)

When you ask someone to spill the beans you are asking them to tell you secret information.

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As soon as he was arrested the thief spilled the beans: he told the police about t ... Read more »

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To clam up means to become silent because you are nervous, embarrassed or don't want to talk about something.

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Adam was very naughty and ate all the cookies. When his m ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 784 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-04-07 | Comments (1)

The phrase money doesn't grow on trees means you must not spend too much money as there is only a limited amount of it.

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My daughter Claire wants a car for her 17th birthday, but I can't af ... Read more »

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Under the table is a phrase used to describe secretive behaviour - often suggesting corruption or illegality.

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If you want to open a business in a country where there is a ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 742 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-03-31 | Comments (1)

If you have a big mouth it means that you are loud, like to gossip and can't keep secrets.

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Jimmy has a big mouth. Yesterday I told him that I am leav ... Read more »

Category: Learn a new phrase! | Views: 633 | Added by: Teacher_Koce | Date: 2014-03-28 | Comments (1)

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