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spare Idioms & Phrases

spare part

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

spare time

  • noun time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy
    free time.
  • noun time that is free from duties or responsibilities
    free time.

spare tire

  • noun excess fat around the waistline
    love handle.

spare-time activity

  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; by-line; avocation; pursuit; hobby.

To spare one's self

  • . (a) To act with reserve . Obs.
    Her thought that a lady should her spare. Chaucer.
    (b) To save one's self labor, punishment, or blame.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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