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.

• Unless we
pull together, we can not succeed. (Co-operate)

• My cousin
pulled through the examinations. (Passed with difficulty)

• The doctors said that the patient would
pull through. (Recover from illness)

• It is far easier to
pull down than to build up. (Demolish)

• He was
pulled up by the president. (Scolded)

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