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Idiom of the week – Go away empty-handed

Posted by englishlessons on March 4, 2013

Definition:

leave without gaining or getting anything

Examples:

They were unable to break into the safe, so the thieves went away empty-handed.

The store was giving away complimentary gift bags, so no customer went away empty-handed.

Picture it:

Picture leaving a place with nothing in your hands.

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