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IDIOM: to pass away
MEANING: to die
EXAMPLE: "My uncle passed away in October."
IDIOM: to pay (one) a visit
MEANING: to visit (one)
EXAMPLE: "I think I'll pay Marian a visit. I haven't seen her for a couple of months."
IDIOM: to pay the piper
MEANING: to face the consequences for something you've done
EXAMPLE: "I broke my mother's vase. Tomorrow I'll have to pay the piper. She is going to be really angry!"
IDIOM: to pay through the nose
MEANING: to pay too much for something
EXAMPLE: "With the interest rates of some credit cards, you can easily end up paying through the nose."
IDIOM: (be) a piece of cake
MEANING: be very easy
EXAMPLE: Our final exam was a piece of cake. I thought it would be more difficult than that.
RELATED: as easy as pie
IDIOM: plastic (n)
MEANING: credit card(s)
EXAMPLE: "Do you have any cash on you? All I have is plastic."
IDIOM: to poke fun at (one)
MEANING: to mock or ridicule (one); to tease (one)
EXAMPLE: "It's not nice to poke fun at your brother!"
RELATED: to make fun of (one)
IDIOM: (be) pooped
MEANING: to be very tired, or exhausted
EXAMPLE: I've had a long day. I'm pooped!
RELATED: (be) beat / (be) dead tired
IDIOM: pop quiz (n)
MEANING: a surprise test; an unannounced short test
EXAMPLE: "Do you think we'll have a pop quiz today?"
IDIOM: pretty (adv.)
MEANING: rather; somewhat
EXAMPLE: "Bill Gates was pretty clever to make Internet Explorer and Windows interconnected."
IDIOM: to pull an all-nighter
MEANING: to study all night or work all night without sleeping
EXAMPLE: Many students pull an all-nighter before a test.
IDIOM: to pull (one's) leg
MEANING: to tease (one) by trying to make (one) believe something that's exaggerated or untrue
EXAMPLE: "Guess what? I've climbed Mt. Everest three times!"
"No way! You're just pulling my leg. You're too lazy to walk upstairs, so let's forget about Everest!"
IDIOM: to pull (oneself) together
MEANING: to compose (oneself)
EXAMPLE: "Oh no! What am I going to do? Oh no!!! Oh...!"
"Hey, pull yourself together. You just broke an egg, you didn't do anything wrong!"
IDIOM: to put on airs
MEANING: to behave in a manner above one's station in life
EXAMPLE: "Mary's always putting on airs. How many times will she wear her fur coat to try and make us jealous?! Sheesh!"
IDIOM: to put up with
MEANING: to tolerate
EXAMPLE: "I'm not going to put up with your lying anymore! Go to your room!"
paint the town red
pass the buck
pay an arm and leg
pay attention to
people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
play it by ear
pound the pavement
put all one's eggs into one basket
put one's money where one's mouth is
put two and two together
put up with
put yourself out