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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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Any luck?

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asking someone if s/he found what s/he was looking for

Any luck in finding your wallet?  I sure hope so.

ask out

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ask someone to go on a date

Hey!  What about Nancy?  Did you ask her out yet?


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to be sleeping

Quiet everyone. My new baby is asleep.

attention span

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the period of time you can stay completely focused on something

Sometimes I have a short attention span when I’m reading my history book.


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Greg was axed from his job.


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when something doesn’t work the way you thought it would and instead in an opposite way than you wanted

I gave my girlfriend a ring, but it backfired. She got mad because she said it was too early in our relationship.

backup (2)

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a person that can cover for you if you are unable to do what you are supposed to do

I need you to be my backup in case I can’t make it to the meeting.

backup/a backup (1)

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a copy (in case the original is unavailable, lost, broken, old, etc.)

I have a backup for all my files so that I don’t have to worry if something happens to them.


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The detectives were baffled at the crime scene.


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issues that you might bring with you when you're starting a new relationship

You have so much baggage! You got fired from your last job, you couldn’t make the payments on your apartment, and you never seem to stay in a relationship for more than 6 months.