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    Exclamation meaning of some sentences

    Hello everyone,
    Would you please tell me the meaning of these sentences?And if they are common or not?

    1)He is a goody goody.
    2)Drag your feet on.
    3)Take advantage and have an advantage.
    4)Don`t turn a hair.
    5)Local derby.
    6)Take the Mickey.
    7)Pipe dream.
    8)As pleased as Punch.

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: meaning of some sentences

    1)He is a goody goody.- a person who behaves extremely well in order to please others, oftentimes used sarcastically for someone smug and self - righteous. Same as "goody two-shoes" expression.
    2)Drag your feet on.- procrastinate, take your sweet time to do something, no rush there.
    3)Take advantage - to put to good use ( I took advantage of the two for one coupons at Burger King and took out my brother for lunch), it also means to exloit: "they always take advantage of his good nature when they need something".
    have advantage - you have something going in your favor, you are in better position: "I have an advantage over Joe when we golf together. I golf a lot more than he does" ( = I am in better situation because I have more experience and practice).
    4)Don`t turn a hair.- don't know...? Dictionary says "turn a hair,not" become upset, remain calm. I am not used to hearing this one, though.
    5)Local derby- derby is a horse race.Again, this phrase is not popular here. Dictionary explains it's a match between two major sports teams that are significant and well known in a particular local area.
    6)Take the Mickey - mickey is slang for a small bottle of alcohol that fits in a pocket. This one is very common in Canada.
    7)Pipe dream -unrealistic dream, vain hope.
    8)As pleased as Punch- elated, happy.


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    Exclamation Re: meaning of some sentences

    Thank you so much my dear teacher.

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    Re: meaning of some sentences

    take the mickey/mick (out of someone) to laugh at someone and make them seem silly, by copying their behaviour or tricking them in an amusing or unkind way:
    A group of other boys were taking the mickey out of him.
    She's always taking the mick - she's got no respect for the managers at all.

    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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