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Use the idiom tag for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about set phrases with unusual meanings that can't be properly understood just from the separate words in them.

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fuel left. In these idioms precious serves as an intensive, a colloquial usage dating from the first half of the 1800s. It is an informal way of saying that there was very little room to maneuver. …
answered Apr 2 '16 by zondo
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The definition from dictionary.com: From the beginning, at the outset, before anything else. For example, Why didn't you tell me in the first place that you've decided to leave? or He could hav …
answered Apr 7 '16 by zondo