Idioms are a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

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Expression for two people whose similar personalities makes it difficult for them to get along?

I am aware of the concept of "personality clash", when two people can't get along because their natures are too different, but what is it called when two people can't get along because their ...
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How does the word “gas” relate to cheating and deception?

According to A Collection of College Words & Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall, written in 1856 I believe, gas is defined as cheating or deceiving someone. Any ideas why that may be?
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Which are the Best sites to Learn Spoken English"?

What are some sites which have great material to learn idioms , phrases and new words. I want to improve my spoken English skills!
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Is there a word or phrase that means both the answer and the question?

I am exploring how to create a game that generates metaphors or concepts that could be created outside of a linear thinking of past, present and future. Simultaneous revelations that occur ...
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Without vs before

In order to answer a question I have to take a look at a document that is not with me by the time that question was raised. Which of the below sentences is more suitable to express that idea? I ...
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Can the word “proxy” be used as a preposition?

At the end of a sentence, I want to insert the following (parentheses included): (proxy my parents, of course). E.g., I sent my brother to his room (proxy my parents, of course). But this ...
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“unconservative” or “inconservative”?

Which one is correct: "unconservative" or "inconservative"?! If both are incorrect, what word should we use instead?
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Is 'she' the 'cat's aunt'?

When someone, often a child says 'she', when it might have sounded more polite to use the person's name, someone else - often a parent- will retort 'Who's she, the cat's aunt'? A person I knew used ...