Whiter than white

Whiter than white refers to something or someone being very pure, honest, and moral. Extremely clean and white. Never doing anything wrong. 1. I never believed in the whiter than white princess depicted in movies.   2. They expect standards of behaviour whiter...

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A golden age

A golden age is a period of great peace, prosperity, and happiness. The first and best age of man kind, when existence was happy, prosperous, and innocent. The most flourishing and outstanding period. 1. I think back to childhood as the golden age.   2. Many...

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Rule the roost

To rule the roost means to be in charge; boss others. To be the most powerful person in the group who makes all the decisions. To dominate. 1. In our house, my parents rule the roost.   2. Joe is the boss at work but when he goes home, it's his children that rule...

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Turn the other cheek

To turn the other cheek means to ignore abuse or insult. To respond meekly or mildly to insult or injury without retaliating. To refrain from retaliating when one has been attacked or insulted. 1. Elizabeth just turned the other cheek when her mother criticized her...

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Lay your cards on the table

To lay your cards on the table means to speak honestly and openly about your feelings and intentions. To be completely open and honest in declaring one's resources, intentions, or attitude. To truthfully explain what you know or think. 1. It was time to lay my cards...

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Sweep you off your feet

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A bag of tricks

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Wild-goose chase

If you're on a wild-goose chase it means it's a worthless hunt or chase; a futile pursuit. Pursuing something that seems pointless or unattainable. A foolish and hopeless pursuit of something unattainable. 1. I wasted my whole morning on a wild-goose chase looking for...

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Drink to someone

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Fancy pants

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Put your foot down

To put your foot down means to strongly assert your authority. To tell someone in a strong way to do something or not to do something. To adopt a firm policy when faced with opposition or disobedience. 1. My mom put her foot down and said that I can't see my friends...

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Cross the line

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