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    I searched up phrases starting with “the fourth” and the answer was “the fourth estate” but that wasn’t an option
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nice to almost meet you
The phrase "Nice to almost meet you" is a friendly and informal way of expressing regret or acknowledging that the encounter is not happening at the moment but might occur in the future. It is often used humorously or to convey a sense of anticipation. For example, if two people were in the same location but didn't have the chance to formally introduce themselves, one might say, "Nice to almost meet you" as a lighthearted way of acknowledging the missed opportunity and leaving the door open for a proper introduction later.
peas and carrots
a phrase used by actors in background scenes that is either verbally said or mouthed to other actors so that their lips move
casual expression
a word in the dictionary that has an alternate definition than the dictionary definition or a phrase that means something different than its words put together would literally mean when put together
verbal phrase
two or more words that when put together express a thought or idea
verbal phrase
two or more words that when put together express a thought or idea


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