Idioms and Phrases

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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword

In the following sentences the idioms are colored
blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.

• At last the rioters
fell back. (Retreated)

• At my friend’s tea-party, I
fell in with a strange fellow. (Met accidentally)

• The measure
falls in with the popular demand.

• The scheme has
fallen through for want of support.

• I am told the two brothers have
fallen out. (Quarreled)

• It is said that the standard of efficiency in public services has
fallen off. (Deteriorated)

• In the second school-term the attendance
fell off.

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