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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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Word List: Colors

BLACK -- black & blue

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a way to describe the colors of a bruise

My knee is black and blue from where I fell off my bike.

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BLACK -- black & white (1)

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without color

The first television programs back in the late 40's and early 50's were in black and white.

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BLACK -- black & white (2)

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The rules are not always black and white, so be very careful when you are reading the loan documents.

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BLACK -- black eye

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a bruise around the eye area that can come from being hit, running into something, or having surgery


Marcus:  How did you get that black eye?  

Charlotte:  I was playin' tennis yesterday, and the ball hit me.

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BLACK -- Black Magic

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using powers of magic to cause harm to someone

I've never heard of anyone actually experiencing Black Magic.  The only thing I know about it is that voodoo dolls are sometimes used..

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BLACK -- black market

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things that are bought and sold illegally

I’ve honestly never bought anything on the black market.  Have you?

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BLACK -- black sheep

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in some families there is a child who isn’t accepted in the same way as his/her siblings and is considered to be the ‘bad child’ for some reason

My brother is the black sheep of the family.  Recently, he's been trying to prove that he can do  better, and little by little his life is improving.  We feel good about that.

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BLACK -- black tie/black tie event

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a way of dressing for a very formal event

We'll be wearing our finest clothing to the upcoming black tie event.  I know that it's going to be a really beautiful evening.

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