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IDIOMS idiom meaning example Ahead of the pack To be more successful than the competition If we want to stay ahead of the pack, we’ll have to increase our marketing budget. Back to square one To start something over again because a previous attempt failed To make this software finally work, we have to go back to square one. Ballpark number/figure A very inexact estimate To give you a ballpark figure, how much the border wall to Mexico is going to cost, I’d say about 30 million dollars. Big picture Everything that is involved with a particular situation Working on all these details, we have lost sight of the big picture. By the book To do things exactly according to the rules or the law We told our auditors that we do everything by the book. Corner the market To dominate a particular market Amazon more or less corners the online retailing market. Cut-throat Very intense, aggressive, and merciless competition Competition in the food retailing business is cut-throat.
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