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20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred

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nervous and anxious at the same time

He always gets antsy when he sees a cop!


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a dork who is adorable

Bobby acts 'kinda' strange, but he's really adorkable. 

attention span

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the period of time you can stay completely focused on something

Sometimes I have a short attention span when I’m reading my history book.


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Greg was axed from his job.


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when something doesn’t work the way you thought it would and instead in an opposite way than you wanted

I gave my girlfriend a ring, but it backfired. She got mad because she said it was too early in our relationship.


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leaving for no apparent reason while others are depending on you


Shirley:  Unfortunately Tim bailed, and he left us alone to do all the work by ourselves.

Robert:  No way ... That's totally messed up.

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ballpark figure

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an estimate; an approximate price


George:  Give me a ballpark figure for your used car.  It's 'kinda' old.

Ray:  OK ... how about $2,000?

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bang-up job

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doing really great work

He did a bang-up job on his presentation.

bear hug

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a strong hug, done with much love, using both arms all the way around the person

My dad loves to give me bear hugs that almost take my breath away.


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short for best friends

Carol and I have been besties for a long time.

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