- A miss is as good as a mile .
- The transparency of the powders is poor .
- The function is rather badly behaved .
- We both obeyed him to the letter .
- The motion was lost by a majority of two .
- He repeated what you said word for word .
- She made a lot of noise about the poor food .
- He repeated her statement word for word .
- His eyesight is becoming progressively worse .
- Blunders are generally due to carelessness .