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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7 -- 7-year itch (seven)

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at around 7 years of marriage a small number of married persons might consider having a relationship outside of the marriage; for this reason, 7 year couples are sometimes teased about this possibility

Hey buddy.  It appears that you guys are goin' thru the 7-year itch. Yeah, but it’s not a big problem because we’re pretty solid. 

8 -- 8-ball (eight)

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one of the games of pool where you will lose it you pocket the 8-ball before pocketing all the other balls

Pretty much every time we play pool, we play 8-ball.  I guess you could say it’s our favorite.

8 -- figure 8

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when something visually looks like the number 8

Ice skaters like to include figure eights in their routines.

9 -- 9 lives

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a myth that cats have 9 lives

I love my cats and it’s nice to think that they have 9 lives.

9 -- 90210

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Beverly Hills, California, zip code

I would love to have a house and live in a 90210 neighborhood. Wouldn't you?

9 -- 90’s (80’s, 70’s, etc.)

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a period of 10 years – a decade

The Internet was created by Tim Berners-Lee in the early 90’s.

9 -- 911

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a number to call only when there is a life or death emergency

Call 911 !! -- Jimmy's choking on a chicken bone!

9 -- cloud 9

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floating high in happiness

Her boyfriend just proposed, and she’s on cloud 9!

9 -- nine yards/the whole nine yards)

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giving everything and all of one's energy

A lot of our church members came out in full force and gave the whole nine yards by helping us build the new church.


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a very large made-up number sometimes used when exaggerating things

I can give you a bazillion reasons for not dating that guy.