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List of Commonly Used Idioms

Backed up - Supported
Ram backed up sham's claim.

Blow over - Pass off
The present difficulties will soon blow over.

Cleared up - Explained
The matter has been cleared up.

Eaten away - Corroded
Rust has eaten away the jug.

Closed with - Accepted
I readily closed with his offer.

Shake off - Get rid off
For years I couldn't shake off my cancer.

Train up - Educate
Train up a child from very beginning.

Show him up - Expose
I threatened to show him up.

Longed for - Desired
During her long sickness, she often longed for death

Well off - Comfortable
He seems to be well off.

Build hopes - Rely upon
You must not build your hopes upon her promises

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