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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

as —— as they come British & World English

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

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

as best one can British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

have it in one British & World English

Have the capacity or potential (to do something)

if it kills one British & World English

Whatever the problems or difficulties involved

such as it is British & World English

What little there is; for what it’s worth

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

have a way with one British & World English

Have a charming and persuasive manner

know what one is about British & World English

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

not know one is born British & World English

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

as the fancy takes one British & World English

According to one’s inclination

have —— going for one British & World English

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

not know what hit one British & World English

Be very shocked or surprised by a sudden attack or event

practise what one preaches British & World English

Do what one advises others to do

run before one can walk British & World English

Attempt something difficult before one has grasped the basic skills

as far as one can tell British & World English

Judging from the available information

walk before one can run British & World English

Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult

be written all over one 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 —— 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

don't count your chickens before they're hatched British & World English

Don’t be too confident in anticipating success or good fortune before it is certain

give as good as one gets British & World English

Respond with equal force when attacked

tell someone where to get off British & World English

Angrily dismiss or rebuke someone

no better than one should be British & World English

Regarded as sexually promiscuous or of doubtful moral character

one cannot live by bread alone British & World English

People have spiritual as well as physical needs

know what one is talking about British & World English

Be expert or authoritative on a particular subject

as best one can in best British & World English

As effectively as possible under the circumstances

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

such as it is in such British & World English

What little there is; for what it’s worth

bite off more than one can chew British & World English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil

not as black as one is painted British & World English

Not as bad as one is said to be

one could be forgiven for doing something British & World English

It would be understandable if one mistakenly did a particular thing

take it on one to do something British & World English

Decide to do something without asking for permission or advice


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