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A picture paints a thousand words
This term which means a story told by pictures as well as a vast amount of descriptive text comes from the quotation 'One picture is worth ten thousand words', Frederick R. Barnard in Printer's Ink, 8 Dec 1921 retelling a Chinese proverb

Diamond in the rough
A diamond in the rough means someone of good character who lacks social graces.

1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Our feeling for those we love increases when we are apart from them.

Blow off some steam
To enjoy oneself by relaxing normal formalities.

Busting your chops
To say things intended to harass.

Close, but no cigar
Nearly achieving success, but not quite.

Jump on the bandwagon
Do what everybody else is doing, whatever is popular
Keep your pants on
Calm down, be patient.
Let the cat out of the bag
To divulge a secret.
The writing is on the wall
One can see the inevitable result of circumstances.

put your money where your mouth is
To support something that you believe in, especially by giving money Beat Around the Bush
Definition: to avoid talking about a difficult or embarrassing subject because you are worried about upsetting the person you are talking to. 2. Backseat driver
A backseat driver is an annoying person who is fond of giving advice to the person performing a task or doing something, especially when the advice is either wrong or unwelcome. 3. Bark is worse than their bite

Someone who's bark is worse than their bite may well get angry and shout, but doesn't take action. 4. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that different people will find different things beautiful and that the differences of opinion don't matter greatly.

5. Better late than never
This idiom suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.

6. Better safe than sorry
This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.

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