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Idioms and phrases - Verbal ability - Page 1

1. A Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush:

Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

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2. A backslider

A lazy, irresponsible person who does not support a combines effort; someone who causes development to slide backwards rather than forwards; someone who can’t be trusted to get a job done.

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3. A Blessing In Disguise

Something good that is not recognized at first.

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4. A back-stabber

Just as a person may sneak up behind you to stick a knife in your back, so we can call a person a back-stabber who unexpectedly betrays your trust.

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5. A bad omen

A bad sign which indicates that, when a bad thing happens, something even worse is going to happen. A sign that something bad or evil is going to come.

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