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Common English Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Proverbs

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Source: A guide to learning English - Frankfurt International School. MY OTHER ANKI DECKS For more information, please see "My Other Anki Decks" section on the Essential Idioms in English page. Nickolay <kelciour@gmail.com>

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Phrasal Verb piss about
Definition to do stupid things (to someone)
Examples - Stop pissing about and help me with this box. - If you don't stop pissing me about, I'm walking out and never coming back.
Note Many people would consider this expression offensive and avoid using it
Proverb To err is human.
Definition Everyone makes mistakes.
Note To err means to make a mistake; cf. 'error'.
Idiom to play second fiddle
Definition to have a less important job; to be less important
Examples - She's moved to a new department and is finding it difficult to play second fiddle. - I like to be my own boss. I'm not very good at playing second fiddle.
Note A fiddle is a violin. People usually prefer to play first fiddle.

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