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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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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 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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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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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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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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