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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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I'll take that as a yes/no

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said in a conversation when you can tell what the real answer is

Conversation:

Jay: Were you and Richie making out at the lake the other day?

Juli: (silence)

Jay: I'll take that as a yes.

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if I do say so myself

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in my opinion

Easy Everyday English is an excellent website if I do say so myself!

if I had a nickel for every time ...

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a playful way to let a person know that s/he says or does something way more than necessary

If I had a nickel for every time you said “I’m sorry,”  I would be rich by now.

if it ain't broke (if it isn't broken)

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sometimes said for fun (incorrect grammar) when something is still working and doesn’t need to be fixed or replaced

Conversation:

Valentine:  Can you believe it?  My TV is over 10 years old, and it's still working. 

Pat:  Well, if it ain’t broke …

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if the shoe fits (wear it)

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If it seems that way, it probably is.

Conversation:

Heather:  My husband says that I don’t work hard enough.  

Grace:  Well if the shoe fits …

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Is it just me?

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Am I the only one who feels/thinks this way?

Is it just me, or did it just get way hotter in here?        

it dawned on me

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I suddenly became aware

I was cleaning my room when it dawned on me that I was supposed to be at Suzie’s house at 11.  I had to rush to make it on time.

it goes without saying

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something that is obvious, but stated anyway

Well, it goes without saying that always completing your homework assignments is an effective way to get good grades in all your classes.

it hasn't hit me yet

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not ready for the reality of what is coming

It hasn’t hit me yet that our spring break is almost over, and I'll be back in school on Monday.