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"success" idioms...

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and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word success

" Easy-peasy "
Meaning:
Something that is extremely easy. Often used by children. Sometimes used by adults to demote an achievement that was accomplished with little apparent effort.
Example:
Jenny must have loosened the jar lid. She couldn't get it off but when she gave it to me it just screwed right off. Easy-peasy.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, mid-20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but most common in Britain.
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" Had a good war "
Meaning:
To have been successful during a military campaign.
Example:
Grandad never talked about it but we found a string of WWII bravery medals when he died - he must have had a good war.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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" Nail it "
Meaning:
To perform something particularly well.
Example:
India needed 15 of the last over and they hit the last three balls for six. They really nailed it.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 15th century.
Where is it used?:
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