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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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when something is clear or easily understood

It’s obvious that we’re late. Everyone is already in their seats, and the professor has started lecturing.



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someone or something that is different from others or strange in some particular way

That guy standing over there with the brown and purple cap is such an oddball.


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lots of times

Oftentimes we go to the park on Sundays.

old money

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money that was left from a rich, deceased family member

I don’t have to worry so much about paying my bills because I’m still using old money.

on deck

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being ready to do something

Who's on deck today?

open sesame

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a phrase that comes from Arabic that means to open something in a magical way -- now used for fun

I said, “Open sesame!,” and the door opened.

opt out

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using your option to choose not to do something

I opted out of doing the extra credit assignments because I already had an A.

ought to

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out of control/out of hand

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things are becoming bigger than planned or desired

I’ve been making a list of who we want to invite to our wedding, but my mom says the guest list is getting out of control.


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one side has more than the other

The guys on the team outnumber the girls 5 to 1.