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A.Word.A.Day--hole-in-the-wall

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hole-in-the-wall (HOAL-in-thuh-wawl)

A small, very modest, often out-of-the-way place.

"All in the same week that the Chemical Brothers stormed the massive Manhattan Centre; and an energized Echo and the Bunnymen staged their jubilant US comeback (in the incongruous setting in a hole-in-the-wall club on the Lower East Side)." Dennis Lim, American Graffiti, Independent on Sunday, 25 May 1997.

This week's theme: idioms.

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Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -Jonathan Kozol


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