Etymology: Idioms #3

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Etymology: Idioms #3
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2013-12-10 20:08:12
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First semester Etymology idioms.
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  1. to be perfect or successful
    TO BAT A THOUSAND
  2. playing like you're dead
    PLAYING POSSUM
  3. get to work in some way
    EITHER FISH OR CUT BAIT
  4. two people that are just alike
    LIKE TWO PEAS IN A POD
  5. powerful charm or magnetism that some people possess
    CHARISMA
  6. overused phrase
    CLICHE
  7. trickery, deception
    CHICANERY
  8. plentiful, bountiful
    COPIOUS
  9. to surrender
    CAPTIULATE
  10. cheap
    A DIME A DOZEN
  11. to get down to business
    GET DOWN TO THE BRASS TACKS
  12. a tiny amount
    A DROP IN THE BUCKET
  13. they're slow
    NOT PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK OF CARDS
  14. classified
    OFF THE RECORD
  15. to postpone
    TO GET A RAIN CHECK
  16. everything you would expect
    THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
  17. to take credit for someone's work before they can
    TO STEAL SOMEONE'S THUNDER
  18. a rare event
    ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
  19. angry about something that happened in the past
    TO HAVE A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER
  20. one shoe is previously unknown and is gaining status
    DARK HORSE
  21. 100% alike
    DEAD RINGER

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