the lowdown on
The whole truth about something, as in We're waiting to hear the lowdown on what happened after we left. This term uses lowdown in the sense of “the basic or fundamental part.” [Slang; early 1900s]
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What is the “War on Christmas”?What is the “War on Christmas”? Christmastime. A festive season for family, food, and warfare? Perhaps, you’re familiar with the “War on Christmas” that’s been raging over the last several years. It stems from the radical belief that multiculturalism is shadowing traditional American values. The provocative phrase has been linked to figures like President Donald Trump (remember “[People] don’t use the word Christmas . . …
- the likes of,
- the limit,
- the long and the short of it,
- the love of money is the root of all evil,
- the low countries,
- the magic flute,
- the marriage of figaro,
- the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,
- the masses,
- the matter
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