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  1. VanTMV
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    Johnny-come-lately

    Hi guys,
    Could you tell me the meaning of the idioms as follow:
    1,Johnny-come-lately
    2,Go to hell in the handbasket
    with this idiom I have searched in the internet and found three meanings
    first: means may bad things happen to you
    2nd : It's not a curse, it's a prediction. A person, place or thing is on the path of destruction
    3rd: Go to hell feeling peacful or unconcerned
    So which one is the right one?
    3, It's a small world
    I think I can understand this idiom but can not explain clearly
    4, On the warpath

    Thank you for your support
    regards,


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    Re: Johnny-come-lately

    Quote Originally Posted by VanTMV
    Hi guys,
    Could you tell me the meaning of the idioms as follow:
    1,Johnny-come-lately
    2,Go to hell in the handbasket
    with this idiom I have searched in the internet and found three meanings
    first: means may bad things happen to you
    2nd : It's not a curse, it's a prediction. A person, place or thing is on the path of destruction
    3rd: Go to hell feeling peacful or unconcerned
    So which one is the right one?
    3, It's a small world
    I think I can understand this idiom but can not explain clearly
    4, On the warpath

    Thank you for your support
    regards,
    ???????????
    1) New kid on the block
    2) Get lost

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    Re: Johnny-come-lately

    Somebody who is a Johnny come lately has arrived late to the party (so to speak) and is uninformed about what has been going on.

    Something that is going go hell in a handbasket is seriously on the decline.

    "It's a small world" is a way of stating that you never know when you will run into someone you know.

    Somebody who is on the warpath is upset about something and you had better stay out of her way.


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