Idioms

ugly duckling
an ugly or plain child who grows up to be attractive
The girl was an ugly duckling when she was a child but now she is very beautiful.

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  • unaccustomed to (someone or something)
  • under (close) scrutiny
  • under a cloud
  • under a cloud (of suspicion)
  • under arrest
  • under certain circumstances
  • under certain conditions
  • under construction
  • under control
  • under cover
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  • take that tack
  • leave a bad taste in (someone's) mouth
  • meet one's end/death
  • settle a score with (someone)
  • find one's tongue
  • head-on
  • let (something) go
  • a mine of information
  • carry a lot of weight with (someone or something)
  • wear thin


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