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Any Minute Now

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What does the expression “any minute now” mean

Definition: very soon

Example: Don’t worry, I’m sure Judith will be here any minute now.


Paper Trail

What does the idiom “paper trail” mean?

Definition: documents that show a chain of events

Example: If you file a complaint against your employer, be sure to print everything out. If it turns into a legal proceeding, you’ll need the paper trail.

Don’t Buy (Something)

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What does the expression “don’t buy” mean?

Definition: not accept an idea or argument

Example: I never bought the idea that eggs were unhealthful, and now researchers are finding out they’re perfectly OK to eat.

Don’t Buy (Something)

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What does the expression “don’t buy” mean?

Definition: not accept an argument or idea

Example: I’ve never bought the idea that eating eggs is unhealthful, and now researchers are finding there’s no problem with them.

What’s the Crack?

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What does the expression “what’s the crack?” mean?

Definition: What’s happening with this? What’s up?

Example: What’s the crack with Manchester United? They keep trading away their best players.

 

Alarm Bells (Ring)

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What does the idiom “alarm bells” mean?

Definition: warning signs

Example: I went out on a date with a guy who seemed nice, but alarm bells rang when he wouldn’t stop talking about his ex-wife.