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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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Words & Phrases

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BLOW -- blow away

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something incredible happens that you didn’t expect

You've 'gotta' see that movie ... it'll blow you away!

BLOW -- blow it

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to make a mistake (or) to not do something as well as you wanted (or) to fail

I took my math midterm today, but I’m pretty sure I blew it!

BLOW -- blow off (1)

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stop what you were planning to do

Let’s blow off this party and go somewhere else

BLOW -- blow off (2)

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stop thinking about it and move on

Conversation:

Sherry:  I can’t get my ex-boyfriend out of my mind.  

Casandra  Just try to calm down right now and blow it off!

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BLOW -- blow one's mind/mind-blowing

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something happens that you don’t expect at all

It blows my mind that Adela is getting married right after she finishes high school!

BLOW -- blow out of proportion

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exaggerate

My dad went deep sea fishing, and he told us about the big fish he had caught. He totally blew it out of proportion! The actual size of the fish was way smaller.

BLOW -- blows

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something that you feel is no good

My little brother didn’t like the new toy I gave him. He said to me, “I don’t like it. It blows!”

BREAK -- break a leg (used mostly by actors in the theater)

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telling someone to do super well

Conversation:

Sue:  I’m going to be the lead in a play this weekend, and I’m a little  nervous. 

Frank:  You’ll be great!  Break a leg!

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BREAK -- break down

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stopped working

My car broke down, so I need to take the bus for a while.

BREAK -- break it off

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end a relationship

Conversation:

Helen:  Samantha recently broke it off with her boyfriend.  How sad, huh ...  

Cory:  Maybe they'll get back together.  They've been couple for a long time.

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