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Popular Idioms and Usages Part R

Here is the Rth part of the popular idioms and usages. Hope you read the previous versions.

Rabbit and pork: Talk. It’s a Cockney Rhyming Slang.

Rack and Ruin: Extreme poverty.

Raining cats and dogs: Raining heavily.

Raining stair rods: Raining heavily.

Raise Cain: To create trouble.

Rat arsed: drunk.

Read the riot act: To warn someone from behaving wrongly.

Red letter day: Any special day.

Red tape: The bureaucracy.

Ring down the curtain: To end something.

Ring fencing: to guarantee the protection of funds for a project.

Rise and shine: To wake up.

Road rage: Angry behavior by drivers in road.

Rock and boulder: Shoulder. Cockney Rhyming slang.

Rosie Lea: Tea. Cockney rhyming slang.

Rough diamond: Someone not socially polished, but with good character.

Route-one: The original, direct way to achieve something.

Rub a dub: Pub. Cockney rhyming slang.

Rule of thumb: Common practice.

Rum do: A puzzling and embarrassing incident.

Run amuck: Go wild.

Run out of steam: Lose energy.

More of the idioms and usages will be added as the days come.

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