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a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
A person who knows a little about something may think he knows it all and make bad mistakes. A proverb.
John has read a book on driving a car and now he thinks he can drive. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
all the thing
all the rage
the in thing
The fashionable or popular thing to do, the fashionable or most popular artist or form of art at a given time.
After "The Graduate" Dustin Hoffman was all the rage in the movies.
It was all the thing in the late sixties to smoke pot and demonstrate against the war in Vietnam.
anything but
Quite the opposite of; far from being.
I don't mean he's lazy - anything but!
The boys knew they had broken the rules, and they were anything but happy when they were called to the office.
anything like
anywhere near
nothing like
nowhere near
Nearly. Used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences, often in the negative forms "nothing like" or "nowhere near".
It's not anything like as hot today as it was yesterday.
Do you think that gold ring is worth anywhere near a hundred dollars?
Today's game was nowhere near as exciting as yesterday's game.
Studying that lesson should take nothing like two hours.
be into something
get into something
To have taken something up partly as a nobby, partly as a serious interest of sorts (basically resulting from the new consciousness and self-realization movement that originated in the late Sixties).
Roger's wife is into women's liberation and women's consciousness.
Did you know that Syd is seriously into transcendental meditation?
Jack found out that his teenage son is into pot smoking and gave him a serious scolding.
What sports are you into? I don’t have any time to get into sports.
be up to something
To feel strong enough or knowledgeable enough to accomplish a certain task.
Are you up to climbing all the way to the 37th floor?
Are we up to meeting the delegation from Moscow and speaking Russian to them?
Hi, George. I haven't seen you in a while. What have you been up to?
To be responsible for deciding.
I don't care whether we go to the reception or not. It is up to you.
Tendency to do something mischievous.
I'm afraid Jack is up to one of his old tricks again.
Those boys hiding behind the building must be up to something bad.
charge something to something
To place the blame on; make responsible for.
John failed to win a prize, but he charged it to his lack of experience.
The coach charged the loss of the game to the team's disobeying his orders.
To buy something on the credit of.
Mrs. Smith bought a new pocketbook and charged it to her husband.
Mr. White ordered a box of cigars and had it charged to his account.
check on someone
check up on someone
check on something
check up on something
To try to find out the truth or rightness of; make sure of; examine; inspect; investigate.
We checked on Dan's age by getting his birth record.
Mrs. Brown said she heard someone downstairs and Mr. Brown went down to check up on it.
You can check on your answers at the back of the book.
The police are checking up on the man to see if he has a police record.
Grandfather went to have the doctor check on his health.
The government always checks up on the background of employees who are hired for sensitive military projects.
The doctor wants me to have a thorough medical checkup as part of a preventive medicine program.
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