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Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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take your breath away

Language; Idioms

If something takes your breath away, it astonishes or surprises you.

cheek by jowl

Language; Idioms

If things or people are cheek by jowl, they are very close together.

call the shots

Language; Idioms

If you call the shots, you are in charge and tell people what to do.

off the cuff

Language; Idioms

If you do something off the cuff, you do it without any preparation.

clean break

Language; Idioms

If you make a clean break, you break away completely from something.

pull the wool over someone’s eyes

Language; Idioms

If you pull the wool over someone’s eyes, you deceive or cheat them.

spill the beans

Language; Idioms

If you spill the beans, you reveal a secret or confess to something.