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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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smooth as a baby’s bottom

Language; Idioms

If something is smooth as a baby’s bottom, it has a regular, flat surface.

put you in mind

Language; Idioms

If something suggests something to you, it puts you in mind of that thing.

scattered to the four winds

Language; Idioms

If something’s scattered to the four winds, it goes out in all directions.

back to square one

Language; Idioms

If you are back to square one, you have to start from the beginning again.

change tack

Language; Idioms

If you change tack, you use a different method for dealing with something.

sweat blood

Language; Idioms

If you sweat blood, you make an extraordinary effort to achieve something.

throw the book at someone

Language; Idioms

If you throw the book at someone, you punish them as severely as possible.