Some Phrases

Long-winded : Using or containing too many words: “long-winded speakers”

Guard of honor : An escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral 

Flame-out (n) A complete or conspicuous failure: “the spectacular flame-out of the company’s stock cost many people their life savings”

One-off: (n)A happening that occurs only once and is not repeated

Die-hard(v) Continue to exist: “These stories die hard”

adj: Tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated: “an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative”

deadbeat dad : n A father who willfully defaults on his obligation to provide financial support for his offspring

deadbeat n Someone who fails to meet a financial obligation

day in and day out : Without respite, all the time: “he plays chess day in and day out”

ice-cream sundae : n Ice cream served with a topping

string out : v Set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series : “the houses were strung out in a long row” 

all the same: adv. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession) : “granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go”

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