Idiom
An idiom (Latin: idioma, "special property", from Greek: ἰδίωμα – idíōma, "special feature, special phrasing, a peculiarity", f. Greek: ἴδιος – ídios, "one’s own") is a phrase or a fixed e...
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7 Amazing Rags To Riches Stories
Not all the wealthy figures of the past were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. In fact, some of history’s most famous business tycoons and royals spent their youths as peasants, poor immigrants...
Inspirational Rags to Riches Stories
From Andrew Carnegie and Oprah Winfrey to Richard Branson and Roman Abromavich, here are some inspirational rags to riches stories.
Chengyu
Chengyu (simplified Chinese: 成语; traditional Chinese: 成語, pinyin: chéngyǔ, lit. "set phrases") are a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, most of which consist of four characters...
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Bootstrap model
In physics, the term "bootstrap model" is used for a class of theories that use very general consistency criteria to determine the form of a quantum theory from some assumptions on the spectrum of par...
Baker's dozen
A dozen (common abbreviated doz or dz) is a grouping of twelve. The dozen may be one of the earliest primitive groupings, perhaps because there are approximately a dozen cycles of the moon or months i...
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Loose cannon
Loose cannon or loose cannons may refer to:
7 Amazing Rags To Riches Stories
Not all the wealthy figures of the past were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. In fact, some of history’s most famous business tycoons and royals spent their youths as peasants, poor immigrants...
Bootstrapping (compilers)
In computer science, bootstrapping is the process of writing a compiler (or assembler) in the target programming language which it is intended to compile. Applying this technique leads to a self-hosti...
The Boy and the Filberts
The Boy and the Filberts is a fable related to greed and appears as Aarne-Thompson type 68A. The story is credited to Aesop but there is no evidence to support this. It is not included in either the P...
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List of idioms of improbability
There are many idioms of improbability, used to denote that something is impossible or unlikely to occur.
Cutting off the nose to spite the face
"Cutting off the nose to spite the face" is an expression used to describe a needlessly self-destructive over-reaction to a problem: "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face" is a warning against a...
Henny Penny
Henny Penny, more commonly known in the United States as Chicken Little and sometimes as Chicken Licken, is a folk tale with a moral in the form of a cumulative tale about a chicken who believes the w...
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Siamese twins (linguistics)
Siamese twins (also irreversible binomials, binomials, binomial pairs, freezes) in the context of the English language is a pair or grouping of words used together as an idiomatic expression or colloc...
The Farmer and the Viper
The Farmer and the Viper is one of Aesop's Fables, numbered 176 in the Perry Index. It has the moral that kindness to the evil will be met by betrayal and is the source of the idiom 'to nourish a vipe...
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Tiger Bay
3°10′12″W / 51.458°N 3.170°W / 51.458; -3.170Tiger Bay (Welsh: Bae Teigr) was the local name for an area of Cardiff which covered Butetown and Cardiff Docks. It was re-br...
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Hail fellow well met
"Hail fellow well met" is a somewhat archaic English idiom used when referring to a person whose behavior is hearty, friendly, and congenial. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives a 1589 quotation...
St Kilda, Victoria
St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, St Kil...
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Tip of the tongue
The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon (TOT), sometimes called presque vu ([pʁɛsk vy]) "almost seen", is the failure to retrieve a word from memory, combined with partial recall and the feeling that retriev...
Speak of the devil
"Speak of the devil" is the short form of the idiom "Speak of the devil and he doth appear" (or its alternative form "speak of the devil and he shall appear."). It is used when an object of discussion...
Colloquialism
A colloquialism is a word, phrase or other form used in informal language. Dictionaries often display colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq. as an identifier. Colloquial language ...
Comprehension of Idioms
Comprehension of idioms is the act of processing and understanding idioms. Idioms are a common type of figure of speech. Based on common linguistic definitions, an idiom is a combination of words that...
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Apples and oranges
A comparison of apples and oranges occurs when two items or groups of items are compared that cannot be practically compared.The idiom, comparing apples and oranges, refers to the apparent differences...
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Red-Light District, Montreal
The Red-Light District (French: Quartier du Red Light) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada was formerly centered on the intersection of Saint Laurent Boulevard and Saint Catherine Street in the borough of...
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Farm to Market Road 1960
Farm to Market Road 1960 (FM 1960) is a state highway (or farm-to-market road) in the U.S. state of Texas. Its western terminus is at an intersection with U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 6 in north...
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Brass tacks
Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail, sometimes called a drawing pin. In colloquial English, the phrase to get down to brass tacks is sometimes used idiomatically, meaning to consider the basic fact...
Shivdaspur
Shivdaspur is a census town and a red light village in Varanasi in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. It resides on periphery of Varanasi city, surrounded by Lahartara, Manduadih. Some houses serve as ch...
Akasen
Akasen (赤線) is Japanese slang and a collective term which was used to identify districts in Japan where prostitution and the sex industry flourished until 1958, specifically during the period of J...
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