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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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got it goin’ on/have it goin' on

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when a person has everything that it takes to succeed

Wow … George has really got it goin’ on.  He just got his

haves and have nots

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people who have the means to live well in contrast to those who do not have the means

It's usually pretty easy to recognize the haves and have nots around the world.

he said, she said

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Which person are you going to believe?

Conversation:

Barbara:  Bob said that he broke off the relationship, but Elizabeth said that she had ended it.  

Kent:  Well then, it’s he said, she said.  That's all there is to it.

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hears's the deal/here's the thing

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this is what's going on (or) this is what happened

Here's the thing... we didn't invite Sherry to the party, so keep it on the down-low, please.

hit too close to home

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make someone feel upset or sad because it is similar to his/her own situation

The movie about a family that was struggling financially hit too close to home.

home away from home

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a place where you can stay that feels like home

Whenever I stay at my best friend’s house, I feel like it’s my home away from home.

Honesty is the best policy.

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a phrase used to emphasize the importance of being truthful

You should always speak the truth, my son, because honesty is the best policy.

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hurry up and wait

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you hurry to get somewhere on time, but then you have to wait

I rushed to make it on time to my doctor’s appointment, but it ended up being a hurry up and wait.  There were a lot of people ahead of me.

I hate when that happens

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a humorous way to respond to something awkward that happened to someone else

Conversation:

Ellen:  I was in a big hurry this morning, and I realized I was putting my shoe on the wrong foot.

Edgar:  I hate when that happens.

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I'll see what I can do.

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do what I can to help

Conversation:

Shopper:  I’ve lost my receipt.  Can I still get a refund?

Salesperson:  I’ll see what I can do.

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