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Idioms

5 Idioms beginning with Z

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Idioms

a zebra crossing British English

A zebra crossing is a pedestrian crossing that is marked on the road with painted black and white stripes.

a zero-sum game American English

A zero-sum game is a situation in which any gain by one side or person is at the expense of a loss to another side or person involved in the situation.

zero in on

If you zero in on something, you focus your attention on it.

zero tolerance American English

If something is given zero tolerance, it won't be accepted even once.

Zip it! Informal

If someone says "Zip it!", they're telling you to shut up or stop talking about something.

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