Word Lists

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

Words & Phrases

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1 -- 1st degree murder

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a killing that was thought out, planned, and carried out to end a person’s life

When I watch the news, I don’t like to hear about any cases of 1st degree murder.

1 -- a 180

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a complete turn-around

He used to eat a lot of junk food, but he recently did a 180 by starting to eat the right foods in the right portions.

1 -- a first/a 1st

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the first time you do something

Going on a trip out of the county will be a first for me.  I can't wait!

1 -- first things first

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putting things in a logical order and then deciding on which is most important


Child:  I 'wanna' open my presents!

Mom:  Not yet.  First things first.  We're 'gonna' sing Happy Birthday, cut the cake, and then open the presents.

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1 -- If it's not one thing, it’s another.

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there is almost always something that we have to deal with in our lives

Last month my water bill was high, and this month my car broke down.  If it’s not one thing, it’s another!

1 -- Ladies first

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a polite gesture said by gentlemen to allow girls to do things before them

Hold on guys; where are your manners – ladies first!

1 -- numero uno (Spanish)

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number one

I always look out for numero uno -- me!

1 -- on a scale of 1-10

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used to rate how much a person or people like or dislike someone or something (1-5, 1-10, or other ratings)

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest, what do you think about the service in this restaurant?

1 -- one Mississippi, two Mississippi

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a fun way to count seconds and about the time it takes to actually say Mississippi (a US state)

Hurry up … I’m leaving!  1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi ...

1 -- one more thing/one last thing

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adding something

One last thing … don’t forget that the meeting starts at three, not four.