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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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streets ahead

Language; Idioms

If people are streets ahead of their rivals, they are a long way in front.

not know beans about

Language; Idioms

If someone doesn’t know beans about something, they know nothing about it.

put a sock in it

Language; Idioms

If someone tells you to put a sock in it, they are telling you to shut up.

water over the dam

Language; Idioms

If something has happened and cannot be changed, it is water over the dam.

a day late and a dollar short

Language; Idioms

If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.

all in your head

Language; Idioms

If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.


Language; Idioms

If something is small or unimportant, especially money, it is chickenfeed.