Word Lists

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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BLACK -- black widow (not the spider)

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a woman who after a period of time being married ends up killing her mate and then marries another man and repeats the cycle

The idea of a black widow is not common, but there have even been a few famous black widows around the world.

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BLACK -- blackmail

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demanding money (or something else) from someone because you have information that could be shared to make him/her look bad

He told me he was going to blackmail me if I didn’t do what he said.  It really scared me!

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BLUE - once in a blue moon

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rarely; almost never (from the true phenomenon when there are two full moons in one month)


Scott:  Hey .. how often do you get to the mountains to go skiing?

Rita:  Unfortunately, once in a blue moon.  I'm just workin' too much.

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BLUE -- baby blues (1)

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beautiful blue eyes

Did you see those beautiful baby blues on that guy?

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BLUE -- baby blues (2)

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a mix of emotional feelings that many new mothers get after having a baby


Sam:  How are 'ya' doin'?  

Mariana:  I’m doin' great, but every now and then I experience the baby blues.

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BLUE -- blue book

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a booklet (that normally has a blue cover) used by students, mostly for exams

We’re required to have blue books for all of our tests..

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BLUE -- blue collar

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manual labor

Most of my family members have blue collar jobs.  We're all working hard.

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BLUE -- code blue

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an emergency system used in hospitals to alert the staff that a patient is having a heart attack or has stopped breathing

When I was visiting my friend in the hospital, I was impressed by how quickly the nurse and doctor responded to a code blue for the patient across the hall.

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