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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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spread the word

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

tell everybody you know

Be sure to spread the word about the website, easyeverydayenglish.com and how fun it is to use. We can find a lot of new words and common expressions that we didn’t know before.

stand your ground

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

believing strongly in what you think or say

Conversation:

Andrew:  This kid at school keeps bullying me.  He doesn’t like that I’m smart.  

Silvia:  Well, stand your ground.  Being smart will definitely help you make better decisions and reach your goals.        

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step it up (1)

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make something better

I know this project will be successful.  We just need to step it up!

step it up (2)

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

move a little faster

Step it up guys.  We’re late!

strike a pose

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

put your body in a fun position for a photo

Ok guys.  Go ahead and strike a pose!

taking it slow

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

not in a big hurry

Conversation:

Manny: How are your Spanish lessons coming along?

Bill: They're really hard, so I'm takin' it slow.

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talk to me

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tell me what happened or tell me what’s on your mind

Hey ... talk to me.  What’s wrong?

tears of joy

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crying that shows happy feelings

Hailey cried tears of joy at her college graduation.

think out loud

Word List: Short Sayings Q-Z

immediately say what you are thinking without processing it first

I’m thinking out loud here... but it would be good if everybody would meet here tomorrow by 2:30.

ticking time-bomb

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capable of causing damage to oneself or to someone else if a bad situation is not taken care of

Lucy has been so stressed for such a long time that she has become a ticking time-bomb!