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An idiom for "making one's final / last attempt / effort"

If the intention is to encourage the person to keep persevering until the job is finished, I would choose make a final push. Make a last-ditch effort implies that the person has been failing up to now ...
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Why does he say that there is a selfie squared in this photo?

This is a maths joke. If I have seven bags, and each bag has seven cats, then there are seven-squared (=49) cats. That is because 7 of 7 is 7² Similarly if I have a function f(x) and I compose it ...
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Why do people use this expression?

Because the word question has several meanings. The most common meaning is a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply. But there are other ...
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Why do people use this expression?

The sense is "That is the answer to the question you asked (or implied), but the question you should have asked - the more important question - is something else".
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A specific case of sexual harassment

"...who had sexually assaulted her...". Or, as Daniel Roseman has suggested, molested. By the way... "Tearful eyes" means her eyes were crying. We cry: our eyes don't. Or you might ...
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A specific case of sexual harassment

I suspect the word you are looking for is molested: assault or abuse (a person, especially a woman or child) sexually.
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Remember something like a snake bite

Maybe once bitten, twice shy - it means something like "a person who has had a bad experience of something will avoid it in the future".
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Remember something like a snake bite

It left a bad taste in my mouth is close, but it only applies to things that people normally remember fondly, but because it didn't go the way they're supposed to, you can't remember it fondly. For ...
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"Under a different light" or "in a different light"

Either can be val;id as a metaphor, or as a literal description. There is no rule which confines one preposition to one meaning here. One most often says that one Sees X in a different light. when ...
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An idiom for "making one's final / last attempt / effort"

The phrase "Go big or go home" comes to mind, as in After so much work, just keep it up a little longer! You've got this far. If I were you, I would go big or go home. Even though the ...
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