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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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child prodigy

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a young child who has developed superior skills in the arts or sciences for his/her age

My niece is a child prodigy. She was playing Beethoven on the piano when she was only five years old!


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someone who is easily fooled or taken advantage of

What a chump!  He actually believed we gave him our real phone number.


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someone who is smart

Linda is so clever. She figured out how to play the game that none of us could do.


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ending a story, TV show, or movie, without letting the audience know what’s going to happen next

The show ended with a suspenseful cliffhanger.  I can’t wait to see the next show!


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getting beaten badly

Jules got clobbered in the spelling bee competition. Poor Jules ...

comatose (conversational)

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someone who is out of it

After pulling an all-nighter, Jack will be comatose for a while, so leave him alone!

common denominator

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when two or more people have a thing or things in common


Terry:  I don’t understand why Jessica and Franco hang out so much.  Do you?

Regina:  Maybe taking lots of photos when they're out and about is their common denominator.

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converse with others

I don't think we're communicating. Let me be more clear.

compare notes

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finding out things that you and another (or you and others) have that are the same or similar

We were comparing notes about our childhood and discovered that we have done a lot of the same things.


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when something is given for free

All students were given complimentary pencils when they registered for their classes.