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Black Market

The term ‘Black Market’ is widely used all over the world, all with a similar meaning refering to the illegal, undeclared economies and trades. But what is the origin of the term?

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To The Bitter End

Queen's English.  Meaning: To the limit of one's efforts - to the last extremity.

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A Load of Codswallop

Meaning – utter nonsense. / Origin - unknown

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Take it with a pinch of salt

Meaning: A slightly more recent version of the original "with a grain of salt," it is an idiom meaning to view something with reservation, or not to take it literally; that is, accepting a statement but maintaining a degree of scepticism about its truth.

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Rule of Thumb

Meaning: A means of estimating according to a rough and ready practical rule; not based on science or exact measurement.

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