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To miss the bus] to fail because of slowness; to delay doing something until it is too late; to lose the chance to do something by doing it wrong: -+ Tony missed the bus by not going to college when his parents offered to pay for it. mixed - 1. : -+ The speech was a mixed bag of quotations, large numbers, and opinion. 2. [mixed up] bewildered; confused: -+ We got mixed up on our directions and drove miles out of our way. a Monday morning quarterback - someone who is good at telling people what they should have done after it's too late; someone who likes to point out errors from the past that are now obvious to everyone: -+ John's a great Monday morning quarterback; he always has good advice two weeks after the fact.

Heart on someone a hard time] to make trouble or difficulty for someone: The bus driver said all the kids gave He's always got his heart on his sleeve. 5. [a heart- -+ him a hard time again this morning. 28 their heads together and came up with a plan. heart- 1. [after one's own heart] liking someone because of similar interests: one's sleeve] showing one's emotions openly: -+ to-heart talk] a very personal and direct talk with someone: I'll have a heart-to-heart talk with him tonight about his engagement.

6. [to be hard up] to be short of money or other necessities: -+ With children and a wife who's too ill to work, he's really hard up. 7. [to give -+ With his love for reading, he is a man after my own heart. 2. [by heart] from memory : -+ The child knew the whole poem by heart. 3. [to have a heart of gold] to be very kind and generous: -+ Gloria has a heart of gold; she never refuses to help anyone in need. 4. [heart on someone a hard time] to make trouble or difficulty for someone: The bus driver said all the kids gave He's always got his heart on his sleeve.

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