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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.






- GIVE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT -

In a situation where you're not sure which side to take, you take the side most favorable to the other party. For example:

A woman could tell her friend, "I thought my boyfriend was cheating on me, but he insisted that he wasn't so I gave him the benefit of the doubt and stopped worrying about it."








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