"Dressed to the nines" means "wearing very fashionable or expensive clothes". Example: I’m going to dress to the nines tonight because I’m meeting my girlfriend’s parents for the first time.

"Dressed to the nines" means "wearing very fashionable or expensive clothes". Example: I’m going to dress to the nines tonight because I’m meeting my girlfriend’s parents for the first time.

"Homey" is a good friend. Example: Eric is my homey - I've known him for over twenty years.

"Homey" is a good friend. Example: Eric is my homey - I've known him for over twenty years.

“Like two peas in a pod” means “very similar”. Example: We were like two peas in a pod – we liked all the same things, and we did everything together.

“Like two peas in a pod” means “very similar”. Example: We were like two peas in a pod – we liked all the same things, and we did everything together.

“Drop in the bucket” is a very small or unimportant amount. Example: I know twenty dollars is just a drop in the bucket, but if everyone gave that much it would make a big difference.

“Drop in the bucket” is a very small or unimportant amount. Example: I know twenty dollars is just a drop in the bucket, but if everyone gave that much it would make a big difference.

“Meet halfway” means “to compromise”. Example: You and Brian have been arguing about this for an hour! Can’t you just meet halfway?

“Meet halfway” means “to compromise”. Example: You and Brian have been arguing about this for an hour! Can’t you just meet halfway?

“Elephant in the room” is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about.  Example: The fact that his 40-year-old brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering.

“Elephant in the room” is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about. Example: The fact that his 40-year-old brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering.

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