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Idioms, Proverbs, and Quotations

English as she is spoke

Idioms
A Chip On Your Shoulder
A Dime A Dozen
A Piece Of Cake
A Shot In The Dark
A Slap On The Wrist
A Slip Of The Tongue
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Add Fuel To The Fire
All Bark And No Bite
All In The Same Boat
As Blind As A Bat
As Light As A Feather
At The Drop Of A Hat
Back To The Drawing Board
Beating Around The Bush
Bend Over Backwards
Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Burn Your Bridges
Cold Turkey
Cross Our Fingers
Dog-Eat-Dog
Down To The Wire
Elvis Has Left The Building
Excuse My French
From Rags To Riches
Great Minds Think Alike
Head Over Heels
Icing On The Cake
In Over Your Head
In The Heat Of The Moment
It Takes Two To Tango
Lend Me Your Ear
Raining Cats And Dogs
Rains Cats And Dogs
Proverbs
A penny saved is a penny gained
Better late than never
Call a spade a spade
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
First come, first served
Where there's a will there's a way
Quotations
Differences challenge assumptions
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together
Freedom is the natural power of every man
Knowledge is power.
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one
The love of one’s country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border