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phrasal verb
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    when the tide comes in, the sea moves higher up the beach

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  2. 13
    where someone/something comes in what someone or something is needed for

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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