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after a fashion

- poorly, barely adequate

The cleaning staff cleaned the lunchroom after a fashion but not very well.

after all

- in spite of what was expected

I have decided not to take swimming lessons after all.

after all

- because of the reason given, something needs to be considered

"You don't need to phone him. After all, he never phones you."

after all is said and done

- finally, when everything is settled

After all is said and done the mayor of our city is doing a very good job.

after hours

- after the regular closing or finishing time

Our library has a place to return books after hours.

after the fact

- after something has happened

The man said that he was sorry but it was after the fact. He had already caused many problems.

against one's will

- to be without a person's consent or agreement

The police took the man to jail against his will.

against the clock

- before a particular time

We worked against the clock to finish the project.

ahead of one's time

- ideas or attitudes that are more advanced than those of other people

The ideas of the politician were ahead of his time.

ahead of schedule

- before the time on a schedule that has been decided

We finished our work ahead of schedule.

ahead of the game

- to have done more than necessary

We worked hard all week in order to be ahead of the game on Monday morning.

ahead of time

- earlier than arranged or planned

We started the meeting ahead of time so that we could go home early.

aim at (something)

- to plan or try to reach a target

We are aiming at a big increase in sales next year.

air one`s dirty laundry/linen in public

- to make public something embarrassing that should be a secret

The dinner party became uncomfortable when the host began to air his colleague's dirty laundry in public.

air one's grievances

- to complain (often publicly)

We aired our grievances during the monthly meeting.

air (something) out

- to freshen something by putting it in the open air

We put the blankets outside in order to air them out.

alive and kicking

- to be well and healthy

My aunt is 87 years old and she is very much alive and kicking.

alive and well

- to be well and healthy

The worker was alive and well after the accident.