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1

A piano is a very unwieldy item to get down a flight of stairs

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2

They combine together to create something greater than the sum of its parts

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3

The research was mentioned only in passing

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4

Women have no right of audience in court

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5

I caught a glimpse of the sparkling blue sea through the trees

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6

Going to get changed and do my yoga

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7

She has broken her leg, but it remains to be seen how badly

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8

It only remains for me to thank our hosts (=used to introduce the last remark in a speech or meeting)

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9

She kept him in suspense for a few days

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10

The suspense is killing me

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11

There is a gradual build-up of suspense throughout the film

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12

The long-dormant volcano has recently shown signs of erupting

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13

She went off the painkillers

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14

Chemotherapy is often used in the treatment of cancer

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15

A killer is on the loose

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16

Wand at the ready

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17

Love shack

愛巢

18

She's decided to shack up with her boyfriend

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19

I milked a cow

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20

The winter/summer solstice

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21

He was sentenced to death but was granted a last-minute reprieve

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22

The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain

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23

His face registered extreme disapproval of what he had witnessed

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24

IPO revival primes Hong Kong for another busy year

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25

Foreign workers form backbone of gambling boom

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26

To dethrone the incumbent

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27

I leapt from my pillow and splashed my face from the basin in the corner

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28

A pillion seat/passenger

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29

You get a bit uncomfortable after riding pillion for a couple of hours

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30

Tempestuous and unbelievably reckless driving skills

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31

Pay no mind to it

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32

That one kiss had whetted his appetite

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33

You have sent an email to Mr. Smith and copied me in

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34

You are burning candle on both ends

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35

You are putting in hours

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36

Consolation prize

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37

If it's (of) any consolation (to you), you was not the only one he was rude to

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38

I just offered a few words of consolation

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39

I have a little car sick

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40

It should be a good place for timeout

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41

Try the parking brake!

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42

He was in a hobbit size

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43

I am watching my figure

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44

We may have to shoot our way out!

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45

Allow me

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46

Lesson learnt!

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47

He paid a guy to crush us

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48

A delicious tea time treat

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49

Music fills the air

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50

The sound resounded through the house like thunder

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51

Suspension bridge

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52

My mind boggles at the amount of money they spent on food

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53

Mind-boggling puzzle

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54

Chinese Almanac

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55

Important tools of trade

重要謀生工具

56

Her penchant for disappearing for days at a time worries her family

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57

The political fallout of the revelations has been immense

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58

Sardine bait and tackle

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59

Their family business is a rinky-dink operation

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60

Thank you for noticing

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61

Scrunchy/ scrunchie

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62

I was so embarrassed when I walked in in them having a smooch on the sofa

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63

They thrust the money into my hand

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64

The bodyguards thrust past the crowd to get at the cameraman

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65

She thrust the papers at me

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66

The main thrust of her argument was that women are compromised by the demands of childcare

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67

Grains of sand/wheat/rice

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68

We can have a rare peep of it

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69

Two helicopters winched the passengers to safety from the deck of the ship

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70

We pray for deliverance from our sins

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71

A pig's snout

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72

He finally plucked up courage to ask her to marry him

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73

I'd love to do parachute jump, but I can't pluck up the/enough courage

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74

It took me ages to riddle it out

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75

That was a rash decision

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76

He lacked the moral fibre to be leader

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77

I didn't really know anyone in the party, so I felt a bit of a misfit

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78

I was a bit of a social misfit at college because I didn't like going out in the evenings

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79

Today, thankfully, women tennis players are not encumbered with/by long, heavy skirts and high-necked blouses

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80

I tried to mollify her by giving her flowers

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81

Their competitors' behaviour gave them a great opportunity to welch on their promises

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82

A hippopotamus is wallowing in mud

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83

They extend the lead

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84

If that bottle of wine is going begging, I'll have it

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85

The CE was said to be belittled by the seating arrangement

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86

The police department was a hotbed of corruption

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87

It exhausts dictionaries with their possible meanings

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88

Their apartment is devoid of all comforts

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89

His poetry is imbued with deep, religious feeling

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90

She was oblivious to the noise and activity in the gallery

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91

My toes and fingers are tingling with the cold

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92

There is a line in that poem that make my spine tingle every time I read it

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93

She tingled with fear as she entered the dark alleyway

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94

Desire had turned me into a relentless hunter for clues, a romantic paranoiac, reading meaning into everything

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95

I was aware that the enigma lent Chloe a distinctive appeal

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96

The most attractive are those who know how carefully to administer varied doses of hope and despair

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97

We digressed on to beauty, from beauty we went to love

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98

Most people would throw away all their cynicism if they could

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99

Chloe and I were politely sparing each other the need to pay the full price for a candid declaration of love

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100

Exhaust/petrol/cigar fumes

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101

One person wants a fling, the other real love

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102

He silently drew invisible pattern on the starched white tablecloth and took unnecessary sips of bubbled water from a large glass goblet

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103

Silence and clumsiness could of course be taken as rathe pitiful proof of desire

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104

Real desire lacks articulacy -- but how willingly I would at that moment have swapped my constipation for the Vicomte's loquacity

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105

I blundered with heavy-handed, interview-like questions

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106

Local people are stoical about the damage caused by the hurricane

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107

A girl sandwiched between two favoured and faultless boys

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108

She is sulky around the house

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109

A shy and gauche teenager

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110

She makes cerebral films that deal with important social issues

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111

You're being seriously sinful

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112

She added in an off-hand way that a chocophile was in the end perhaps as much of a problem as a chocophobe

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113

We charm by coincidence rather than design

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114

Awed by the dangers of misreading the signs, I concluded that the moment to propose metaphorical coffee had not yet arisen

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115

Emerging a few minutes later with my intentions unaltered, I reached for my coat and announced, with all the thoughtful authority of a man who has decided restraint would be best, that I had spent a lovely evening

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116

Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War

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117

I'm going the draw the curtain

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118

Walked down a book-lined corridor

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119

Excuse the mess

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120

His face bore no signs of jealousy

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121

Thought's infidelity lies in its privacy

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122

A chest of drawers

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123

I stumbled out of sleep

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124

I awoke to hear water crashing on tiles

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125

A chamber of wonders

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126

Sadly, my feeling for him was not reciprocated

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127

She vowed never to play cupid again

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128

Cupid's arrow is easier to send than receive

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129

Everyone was muffled up in coats and scarves

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130

The soft beat of a muffled drum

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131

If one is not wholly convinced of one's own lovability, receiving affection can appear like being bestowed an honour for a feat one feels no connection with

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132

I asked Chloe, surveying the laden table

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133

You've deigned to grace us with your presence I see

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134

If she deigns to reply to my letter, I'll be extremely surprised

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135

He was, she said, a heartless scoundrel who had stripped her of everything she owned

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136

Marxists unconsciously prefer that their dreams remain in the realm of fantasy

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137

A glass of orange squash

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138

I had put on an old and particularly off-putting electric-blue pullover

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139

Pig-headedness descended on me

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140

She was still in a mild sulk

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141

She plaited the horse's tail

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142

A plaited leather bracelet/belt

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143

She usually wears her hair in two plaits

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144

He looked somewhat shamefaced when he realized his mistake

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145

A small-time suburban punk

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146

Filmgoers were shut out in droves from the film's many screenings in Cannes

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147

They mushily held hands in the dark

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148

I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days at university

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149

Some snails and slugs are hermaphrodites

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150

It is easier to impute similarity than investigate difference

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151

And yet in the perverse reality of love, increased knowledge may be as much a hurdle as an inducement -- for it may bring Utopia into dangerous conflict with reality

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152

She was wearing a short skirt and stilettos

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153

Stiletto heels

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154

A piece of chunky ribbon

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155

Unfurl the purple tissue paper

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156

His head throbbed, and his body ached

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157

We strolled along the boulevard

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158

She snaps that these wretched with their wide, gaping eyes are unbearable to her

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159

She blows her nose aggressively into a handkerchief

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160

Is the violinist a little off key

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161

Living day to day with her was like acclimatizing myself to a foreign country, and therefore feeling prey to occasional xenophobia at departures from my own tradition law and expectations

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162

Paintings lined the walls

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163

Three salival dogs were running in and out

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164

Her father was a keen rambler

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165

As a child she had been thought of as miniature autocrat

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166

An escaping hatch

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167

A serving hatch

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168

A corn-thresher

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169

I felt a primitive nostalgia for familiar surroundings

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170

Our world views are incapable of alignment

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171

I came out of the hospital swathed in bandages

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172

His head was wrapped in swathes of bandages

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173

It suffices to say that moments later, the tempest that had been brewing reached a climax

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174

The second projectile exploded after hitting a tank

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175

Projectile vomiting

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176

Our argument was peppered with the paradoxes of love and liberalism

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177

It is spoiling the game to arrest my gaze on this detail

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178

Running on a beach, she stumbled on a log and fell on the sand

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179

I lost my footing and tumbled down the stairs

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180

She has the demeanour of a woman who is contented with her life

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181

The sight of blood makes him retch

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182

The expects are painting a gloomy/brighter/rosy picture of the state of economy

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183

He was always putting on airs and graces

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184

People were sent out to snoop on rival businesses

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185

He had downed four beers

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186

The competition is drawing close

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187

Grow the goatee

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188

Go easy on the Pepsi

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189

Be out of sorts

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190

She was right on the button when she said I'd regret moving out

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191

The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces

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192

He arrived at the top of the hill, panting and covered in sweat

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193

A fish bone had lodged in her throat

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194

Does your employer provide a creche?

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195

Don't clatter the dishes - you' ll wake the baby up

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196

The car horn honks

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197

The kids are a real pain in the butt

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198

I've never danced salsa before but I'll give it a whirl

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199

Last night the place was jumping

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200

Don't let the candies spoil your dinner

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