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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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earn a living

Language; Idioms

To make money Ex: We need to get a good job to earn a decent living.

sticky wicket

Language; Idioms

(UK) If you are on a sticky wicket, you are in a difficult situation.

that ship has sailed

Language; Idioms

A particular opportunity has passed you by when that ship has sailed.

man of straw

Language; Idioms

A weak person that can easily be beaten of changed is a man of straw.

up the spout

Language; Idioms

(UK) If something has gone up the spout, it has gone wrong or been ruined.

winner takes all

Language; Idioms

If everything goes to the winner, as in an election, the winner takes all.

at daggers drawn

Language; Idioms

If people are at daggers drawn, they are very angry and close to violence.