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7. [to keep one's fingers crossed] to hope for the best: -+ I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I passed the test. 8. [to keep one's nose clean] to avoid doing wrong; to stay out of trouble: -+ You need to keep your nose clean this week and not get in trouble with the police again . 9. [to keep one's nose to the grindstone] to work hard, without breaks: -+ If I keep my nose to the grindstone, I should finish this today. keeps - [for keeps] forever; not just a short loan: -+ My brother gave me his old bike for keeps.

7. [to high five] [to congratulate by slapping palms high in the air]: -+ I wish we'd -+ -+ taken pictures of Granny high Jiving Shaq after the Lakers game. 8. [to hightail it] to move away quickly ; to leave quickly : -+ Let's hightail it out of here before anyone calls the cops. hill- [over the hill] too old to do what one used to do: -+ Jack shouted that he's not over the hill yet. hit- 1. when he sold them at auction. 5. [to hit the books] to -+ I have to hit the books tonight since I have a test tomorrow.

6. [to leave no stone unturned] to make a complete investigation or search: -+ The policemen have left no stone unturned in their search for the missing weapon. 7. [to leave someone high and dry] to abandon: -+ Mary left Tony high and dry in California without any money. 8. [to leave word] to leave a message: -+ Edward left word with his secretary for me to call him. left -1. [out in left field] wrong: -+He was really out in left field when he told us that we could leave at 1200. 2. [to have two left feet] to be very clumsy or awkward: He won't dance with you.

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