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Where The Rubber Meets The Road - Idioms By The Free

where the rubber meets the road The point at which someone's or something's efforts, resolve, or viability are put to the test; the point at which things become truly or meaningfully challenging. Their business model is sound, but drumming up continued support with the public throughout the year will be where the rubber meets the road. See also: meet

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Sticks and stones may break my bones - Idioms by The Free ...

Posted: (2 days ago) sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me) A common childhood chant meaning hurtful words cannot cause any physical pain and thus will be ignored or disregarded. I've never been affected by people's criticism—sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. See also: and, bone, break, hurt, may, never, stick ...

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Against all odds - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (1 days ago) against all odds Despite being very likely to fail. Against all odds, he was able to survive being stranded in the wilderness for a week with no food. See also: all, odds against all odds despite very low probability; in a most unlikely way. Against all odds, she managed to win the trophy. See also: all, odds against all odds In spite of seeming very ...

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Diamond in the rough - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (1 days ago) diamond in the rough A person or thing with exceptional qualities or characteristics that cannot be seen from the surface. The new employee initially seemed to lack confidence, but after seeing how hard he works, we realized that he's a diamond in the rough and is really a great asset to the company. See also: diamond, rough diamond in the rough Fig. a ...

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Speak volumes - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (1 days ago) speak volumes To reveal or indicate a great deal about someone or something. How you react to challenges speaks volumes about your character. He didn't answer the question directly, but his response speaks volumes. Her choice of dress for the event spoke volumes. See also: speak, volume speak volumes Fig. [for something that is seen] to reveal a great ...

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Swept away - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day! sweep away 1. Literally, to brush, push, or carry someone or something away. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sweep" and "away." The giant wave swept the entire road away. The hurricane's winds were so strong that they swept away entire buildings. He swept the ...

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Larger than life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) larger than life More important, impressive, or exciting than the average person or thing. Celebrities are always larger than life to their fans. Have you seen the new stadium? It really seems like it's larger than life when you're inside. See also: larger, life larger than life Fig. [of someone] having an aura of greatness, perhaps not supported by the ...

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Fits and starts - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) fits and starts Short, inconsistent, and irregular intervals, as of motion or progress. The car was almost completely broken down, but, with fits and starts, we were able to get it to a mechanic. A: "How's the essay coming along?" B: "Oh, in fits and starts." See also: and, fit, start *fits and starts with irregular movement; with much stopping and ...

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Keep your powder dry - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) keep (one's) powder dry To be prepared to act with little advance notice. The phrase refers to gunpowder, which needs to be kept dry in order to work properly. I know this job opportunity didn't work out, but keep your powder dry for the next one that comes along. See also: dry, keep, powder keep your powder dry If you keep your powder dry, you remain ...

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Wax lyrical - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) wax lyrical To speak about something enthusiastically, especially by employing elegant language; to rhapsodize. It was a nice feeling when Dana waxed lyrical about the dinner I made, describing it as "sublimely scrumptious." If you're going to be a salesman, you're going to have to learn how to wax lyrical about the most mundane products to make them ...

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Best of both worlds - Idioms by The Free Dictionary

Posted: (2 days ago) best of both worlds The most ideal or desirable attributes of two different things, situations, or circumstances. We hope that by forming a bipartisan committee we will be able form a body that represents the best of both worlds. I believe that living at college gives you the best of both worlds: a place where both study and social life can thrive. See ...

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