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Idioms and Proverbs with Proper Names
Jack-of-all-trades : someone that can do many different jobs
A Dear John letter : a letter written to put an abrupt end to a relationship
The real McCoy (slang) : any genuine, authentic thing, not an imitation
Before you could say Jack Robinson : very quickly
To live the life of Riley : to live in a thoughtless way because you are rich
To keep up with the Joneses: to want what your richer neighbours have or can afford
Mr. Right (fem.: Miss Right ) : the person whom everyone would like to marry: the perfect match
Murphy's law: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong
For Pete's sake : ! : a phrase that expresses surprise or impatience
We are even Steven : to be on equal terms with someone , it's an expression used when someone has paid back an old debt
As happy as Larry : extremely happy
Hobson's choice : not to have an alternative
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