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A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush = một con chim trong tay có giá trị hơn hai con chim trên trời
"Dan has asked me to go to a party with him. What if my boyfriend finds out?" Reply: "Don't go. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
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A product or service which is a regular source of income for a company is called a cash cow.
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His latest invention turned out to be a real cash cow."
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A Drop In The Bucket = hạt muối bỏ biến
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."

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A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted = 1 kẻ ngốc không giữ được tiền lâu
Example: "Her husband can't seem to hold onto any amount of money; he either spends it or loses it. A fool and his money are easily parted."
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A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned = 1 xu tiết kiệm cũng như 1 xu làm ra
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put it in the bank; a penny saved is a penny earned!"
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A Piece Of Cake = dễ như ăn cháo
"Do you think you will win your tennis match today?" Answer: "It will be a piece of cake."

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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder = sự vắng mặt làm tình yêu ngọt ngào hơn
"The time we spend apart has been good for us; absence makes the heart grow fonder."
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words = hành động có giá trị hơn lời nói
"Don't tell me how to do this; show me! Actions speak louder than words."
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Add Fuel To The Fire = thêm dầu vào lửa
"I would like to do something to help, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire."

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All Thumbs = vụng về, hậu đậu
"Hey! You are pouring my coffee on the table!" Reply: "Oh, I'm so sorry! I have been all thumbs today."
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Arm In Arm = tay trong tay
"What a nice afternoon. We walked arm in arm along the beach for hours."
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This expression refers to quick approximate calculation done
informally, as on the back of an envelope.

"I don't need the exact amount.
Just give me a back-of-the-envelope calculation."
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If you are paid peanuts, you have a very low salary.
"Anne has a very interesting job but she's paid peanuts. Her salary is very low. "
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Beating Around The Bush = vòng vo tam quốc
"If you want to ask me, just ask; don't beat around the bush."
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If you bet your bottom dollar on something, you are absolutely certain of it.
"Jack is very punctual. You can bet your bottom dollar he'll be here at 9 o'clock on the dot."
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Better Late Than Never = thà trễ còn hơn không
"Sorry I was late for the meeting today; I got stuck in traffic." Answer: "That's okay; better late than never."
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Between A Rock And A Hard Place = đứng giữa 2 lựa chọn khó khăn
"I'd like to help you but I am stuck between a rock and a hard place."
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Birds Of A Feather Flock Together = ngưu tầm ngưu, mã tầm mã
"Look; the volleyball players are eating at the same table together, as always." Answer: "Birds of a feather flock together."

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Bite Off More Than You Can Chew = không lượng sức
"I thought I could finish this report within one month, but it looks like I have bitten off more than I can chew."

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Bite Your Tongue = cố gắng im lặng
"Whenever that professor says something I don't like, I have to bite my tongue."
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Blood Is Thicker Than Water = 1 giọt máu đào hơn ao nước lã
"When my best friend and my brother got in a fight I had to help my brother; blood is thicker than water."
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Burn Your Bridges = đốt cầu của mình, tức là tự làm mất đi cơ hội của mình
"I wish you hadn't been rude to that man just now; he is very important in this town and you shouldn't go around burning bridges."
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If you burn your fingers (or get your fingers burnt), you suffer financially as a result of foolish behaviour.
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Jack got his fingers burnt playing on the stock market."
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Burning The Candle At Both Ends = vắt kiệt sức ra để làm việc
"Ever since this new project started I have been burning the candle at both ends. I can't take much more of it."
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Call It Off = hủy bỏ
"Tonight's game was called off because of the rain."
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If you cash in your chips, you sell something, especially shares, either because you need the money or because you think the value is going to fall.
"Andy cashed in his chips as soon as business started to slow down."
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Cost An Arm And A Leg = trả 1 cái giá cắt cổ, tốn rất nhiều tiền
If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive!
"The house cost us an arm and a leg, but we have no regrets."

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Cross Your Fingers = động tác được tin là sẽ đem lại sự may mắn
"Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!"
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Curiosity Killed The Cat = sự tò mò có thể rất nguy hiểm
"Hey, I wonder what's down that street; it looks awfully dark and creepy." Answer: "Let's not try to find out. Curiosity killed the cat."
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Don't Count Your Chickens Until They're Hatched = trứng chưa nở đã đếm gà
"Next Friday I will be able to pay you back that money I owe you." Answer: "I won't be counting my chickens..."
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Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket = đừng bỏ tất cả trứng vào 1 rổ, tức hãy chia đều những nguy cơ ra nhiều nơi để giảm rủi ro
"The best way to gamble is to only bet small amounts of money and never put all your eggs in one basket."
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Everybody Is On The Same Page = mọi người đều hiểu vấn đề
"Before we make any decisions today, I'd like to make sure that everyone is on the same page."
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To say of someone that they are feathering their nest is to say that they are taking advantage of their position in order to obtain money so as to have a comfortable life.
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When someone feels the pinch, they begin to suffer from a lack of money.
"With the drop in tourism, hotels and restaurants are beginning to feel the pinch."
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From Rags To Riches = từ nghèo khổ trở thành cự phú
If you go from rags to riches, you start off being very poor and become very rich and successful
"By renovating old houses in the right places, he went from rags to riches."

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Get Over It = vượt qua, qua khỏi
"I was very sick yesterday, but I got over it quickly."
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To go Dutch with somebody means to share the cost of something, such as a meal or a concert.
"Young people today tend to go Dutch when they go out together."
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The term golden handcuffs refers to a large sum of money or a generous financial arrangement granted to an executive as an incentive to stay in their job, or to ensure long-term cooperation after their departure.
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A golden handshake is a generous sum of money given to a person when they leave a company or retire (sometimes given to encourage early retirement).
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Great Minds Think Alike = tư tưởng lớn gặp nhau
"I have decided that this summer I am going to learn how to scuba dive." Answer: "Me too! I have already paid for the course. Great minds think alike!"
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If you are hard up, you have very little money.
"We were so hard up we had to sleep in the car."
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Have No Idea = không hề biết, không có khái niệm nào
"I can't find my keys. I have no idea where I put them."
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If you throw money at something, you try to solve a problem by spending money on it, without using any other methods.
"The refugee problem cannot be solved just by throwing money at it."
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It Is All Greek to me. = Tôi chẳng hiểu gì cả. (ám chỉ chữ viết hoặc tiếng nói)
"Did you understand what he just said?" Reply: "Nope. It was all Greek to me."
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It Takes Two To Tango = có lửa mới có khỏi
"Her husband is awful; they fight all the time." Answer: "It takes two to tango."
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Keep An Eye On = xem chừng, trông chừng, để mắt đến
"I have to run to the bathroom. Can you keep an eye on my suitcase while I am gone?"
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In order to keep the wolf from the door, you need to have enough money to buy food and other essentials.
"My grandparents earned barely enough to keep the wolf from the door."
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To keep one's head above water means to try to survive by staying out of debt, for example a small business.
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This expression refers to money paid illegally for favourable treatment.
"The property developers were accused of giving kickbacks to the local authorities."
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A person who makes a lot of money easily, especially through someone else's stupidity, is said to laugh all the way to the bank.
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If we don't succeed in renewing the contract, our competitors will be laughing all the way to the bank"
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie = đừng gợi lại những chuyện không hay
"I wanted to ask her what she thought of her ex-husband, but I figured it was better to let sleeping dogs lie."
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This expression refers to an officially authorized activity which enables people to make a lot of money without much effort.
"The contract to supply computers to schools was a licence to print money."
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If someone lives beyond their means, they spend more money than they earn or can afford.
"The cost of living was so much higher in New York that he was soon living beyond his means."
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If you look/feel like a million dollars, you look/feel extremely good.
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With a tan and a new hairstyle, she looked like a million dollars."
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If you lose your shirt, you lose all your money or possessions, especially as a result of speculation or gambling.
"He lost his shirt when the bank went bankrupt."
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If you say that someone has made a killing you mean that they have had great financial success
"He made a killing on the stock market."
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To say that money burns a hole in somebody's pocket means that they are eager to spend it quickly or extravagantly.
"As soon as she's paid she goes shopping. Money burns a hole in her pocket!"
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To say that money doesn't grow on trees means that it is not plentiful or easily obtained.
"Be careful how you spend your money David. It doesn't grow on trees you know!"
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This expression refers to money earned from a task that requires very little effort.
"Getting paid for watering the garden is money for old rope!"
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If an activity is a money spinner, it is a very successful way of making money.
"Washing cars was quite a money spinner when I was a student."
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Money talks means that people with a lot of money have power and influence.
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People who have money to burn have so much money that they can spend it on anything they want.
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If you have more money than sense, you have a lot of money which you waste by spending it in a foolish manner.
"He celebrated the birth of the baby by buying a sports car. He's got more money than sense!"
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Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be = đừng cho mượn tiền, cũng đừng mượn tiền
"Could you lend me twenty dollars?" Answer: "Sorry, neither a borrower nor a lender be."
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If you have a nest egg, you have a reserve of money which you put aside for future needs.
"Our parents consider the money from the sale of their house as a nest egg for their old age."
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Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You = đừng bao giờ cắn vào bàn tay đã đút cho ta ăn
"We have been your best customers for years. How could you suddenly treat us so rudely? You should never bite the hand that feeds you."
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Off The Hook = đỡ mệt, đỡ phiền, càng khỏe
"You're lucky; it turns out that Dad never heard you come in late last night." Answer: "Great, that means I'm off the hook!"
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If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with very little money.
"When I was a student I lived on a shoestring."
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People who live on the breadline have a very low income or barely enough money to survive.
"Due to the recent crisis, there are more people on the breadline than ever before.
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Something which is "on the house" is offered free of charge, usually in a bar or restaurant.
"The new owner offered us a drink on the house."
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When you want to mention a different or contradictory aspect of a situation, you refer to the other side of the coin.
"The house is lovely and spacious, but the other side of the coin is that it is far from shops and schools."
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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind = xa mặt cách lòng
"I meant to read that book, but as soon as I put it down, I forgot about it." Answer: "Out of sight, out of mind."
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People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones = bản thân mình không đúng thì đừng chê người khác sai
"Look at what time it is... you are late again!" Answer: "Hey, how often are you not on time? People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
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If you pick up the tab, you pay the bill or pay the cost of something.
"There was a celebration lunch for the group and Bill picked up the tab."
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Practice Makes Perfect = càng tập luyện nhiều càng giỏi
"You see how quickly you are getting better at the piano! Practice makes perfect!"
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If something costs you a pretty penny, it costs you a lot of money.
"That new car must have cost him a pretty penny!"
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If you price yourself out of the market, you charge such a high price for your goods or services that nobody buys them.
"He was so eager to make money that he priced himself out of the market."
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To put money where your mouth is means to give financial support to activities or causes that you believe are right.
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Put Your Foot In Your Mouth = tự há miệng mắc quai, nói lỡ lời
"Let's all be very careful what we say at the meeting tomorrow. I don't want anyone putting their foot in their mouth."
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If you rake in the money, you make money in large quantities.
"Bob's business is so successful, he's raking in the money."
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If a person robs Peter to pay Paul, they pay one debt with money borrowed from somewhere else, thus creating another debt.
"David borrowed money from a friend to cover his overdraft; a typical case of robbing Peter to pay Paul!"
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Rome Was Not Built In One Day = Thành La Mã không phải được xây trong 1 ngày
"It is taking me a long time to write this computer program." Answer: "Rome was not built in one day."
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Rub Salt In An Old Wound = Xát muối vào vết thương chưa lành
"Oh please, let's not rub salt in old wounds!"
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Second Nature = việc dễ dàng
"It has always been second nature for me to draw with both hands."
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If you want to see the colour of somebody's money, you want to make sure that the person in question has enough money to pay you before you accept to do something.
"I want to see the colour of his money before shipping the goods."
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The sum of money something sets you back is the amount it costs you.
"Changing the heating system would set us back about $5 000."
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If you splash out on something, you spend a lot of money on it.
"Sarah's parents really splashed out on her wedding."
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Start From Scratch = bắt đầu từ đầu, bắt đầu từ con số không
"How are you going to build your business?" Answer: "Just like everyone else does: starting from scratch."
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The Pros And Cons = những mặt lợi và những mặt hại
"I've considered the pros and cons and I've decided: it is going to be expensive, but I still want to go to college."
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The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back = giọt nước làm tràn ly
"You've been rude to me all day, and I've had it. That's the last straw!"
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The Writing On The Wall = tín hiệu rõ ràng báo hiệu sự thay đổi
"Can't you see the writing on the wall?"
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Third Wheel= kẻ dư thừa, kỳ đà cản mũi
"You two go on ahead without me. I don't want to be the third wheel."
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Tie The Knot = kết hôn
"Did you hear about Dan and Jenny? They finally decided to tie the knot!"
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If you need to tighten your belt, you must spend your money carefully.
"Another bill? I'll have to tighten my belt this month!"
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To make ends meet means to have enough money to live on.
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Turn Over A New Leaf= quyết tâm thay đổi cuộc đời
"I'm turning over a new leaf; I've decided to quit smoking."
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Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right = hai cái sai không làm nên 1 cái đúng
"That boy pushed me yesterday and I am going to get him back today!" Answer: "No you are not! Two wrongs do not make a right."
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Under The Weather = không khỏe trong người, bị bệnh nhẹ do thời tiết
"What's wrong?" Answer: "I'm a bit under the weather."
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Up Against = đương đầu với
"We have been up against stronger opponents in the past."
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Water Under The Bridge = chuyện đã qua rồi
"Aren't you still angry about what he said?" Answer: "No, that was a long time ago. It's all water under the bridge."

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When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do = nhập gia tùy tục
"Are you sure we should eat this with our hands?" Answer: "Why not? All of these people are eating it that way. When in Rome, do as the Romans do!"
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When Pigs Fly = còn khuya, không bao giờ có chuyện đó đâu
"Would you ever take her on a date?" Answer: "Sure- when pigs fly!"
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Without A Doubt = chắc chắn, không còn nghi ngờ gì nữa
"Are you going to watch the game tomorrow?" Answer: "Without a doubt!"
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Word Of Mouth = sự truyền miệng
"Where did you hear about that?" Answer: "Just word of mouth."
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You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover = áo ca sa không làm nên thầy tu, đừng đánh giá dựa trên vẻ bề ngoài
"He dresses in plain clothing and drives an ordinary car. Who would know he is the richest man in town? You can't judge a book by its cover!"
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