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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List of Thai language idioms
Idioms in the Thai language are usually derived from various natural or cultural references. Many include rhyming and/or alliteration, and their distinction from aphorisms and proverbs are not always ...
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...
List of idioms of improbability
There are many idioms of improbability, used to denote that something is impossible or unlikely to occur.
Tall tale
A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Some stories such as these are exaggerations of actual events, for example fish stories ("the fish that got a...
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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Back seat driver
A backseat driver is a passenger in a vehicle who is not controlling the vehicle but who excessively comments on the driver's actions and decisions in an attempt to control the vehicle. A backseat dri...
Qisas
Qiṣāṣ (Arabic: قصاص‎) is an Islamic term meaning "retaliation in kind" or revenge, or "eye for an eye". It is a category of crimes in Islamic jurisprudence, where Sharia allows equal retalia...
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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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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Rags to riches
Rags to riches refers to any situation in which a person rises from poverty to wealth, and in some cases from obscurity to fame--sometimes instantly. This is a common archetype in literature and popul...
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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...
Pork barrel
Pork barrel is the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district. The usage originated in American English. In e...
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 ...
Interweb
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that c...
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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...
Comprehension of Idioms - Wikipedia
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...
Red-Light District, Montreal - Wikipedia
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...
Farm to Market Road 1960 - Wikipedia
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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Jagalmadang
Jagalmadang is a red-light district located in Daegu, South Korea. Situated in the Dalseong-dong district of Daegu's Jung-gu district, it first emerged in the 1910s in the early period of Japanese ru...