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they British & World English

Used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified

they'll British & World English

They shall; they will

they say British & World English

It is rumoured

more fool —— in fool1 British & World English

Used to convey that a specified person is behaving unwisely

lay about one in lay1 British & World English

Strike out wildly on all sides

as best one can in best British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

such as it is in such British & World English

What little there is; for what it’s worth

have it in one in have British & World English

Have the capacity or potential (to do something)

if it kills one in kill1 British & World English

Whatever the problems or difficulties involved

as —— as they come British & World English

Used to describe someone or something that is a supreme example of the quality specified

put something behind one in put British & World English

Get over a bad experience by distancing oneself from it

know what one is about in about British & World English

Be sensible, self-possessed, and aware of how to deal with difficult situations

not know one is born in born British & World English

Used to convey that someone has an easy life without realizing how easy it is

as the fancy takes one in fancy British & World English

According to one’s inclination

have —— going for one in go1 British & World English

Used to indicate how much someone has in their favour or to their advantage

not know what hit one in know British & World English

Be very shocked or surprised by a sudden attack or event

have a way with one in way British & World English

Have a charming and persuasive manner

as —— as they come in come British & World English

Used to describe someone or something that is a supreme example of the quality specified

give as good as one gets in give British & World English

Respond with equal force when attacked

run before one can walk in run British & World English

Attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills

as far as one can tell in tell1 British & World English

Judging from the available information

tell someone where to get off in tell1 British & World English

Angrily dismiss or rebuke someone

walk before one can run in walk British & World English

Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult

kick someone when they are down in kick1 British & World English

Cause further misfortune to someone who is already in a difficult situation

be written all over one in write British & World English

Used to convey that the presence of a particular quality or feeling is clearly revealed by a person’s expression

more fool —— British & World English

Used to convey that a specified person is behaving unwisely

lay about one in lay about British & World English

Strike out wildly on all sides

one could use in use British & World English

One would like or benefit from

such as it is British & World English

What little there is; for what it’s worth

no better than one should be in better1 British & World English

Regarded as sexually promiscuous or of doubtful moral character

as best one can British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

if it kills one British & World English

Whatever the problems or difficulties involved

have it in one British & World English

Have the capacity or potential (to do something)

bite off more than one can chew in bite British & World English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil

one cannot live by bread alone in bread British & World English

People have spiritual as well as physical needs

take it on one to do something in take British & World English

Decide to do something without asking for permission or advice

know what one is talking about in talk British & World English

Be expert or authoritative on a particular subject

kick someone when they are down British & World English

Cause further misfortune to someone who is already in a difficult situation

put something behind one British & World English

Get over a bad experience by distancing oneself from it


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