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Icky (adj.): Gross, disgusting.

Idiot box (n.): TV (the actual TV set).

Iffy (adj.): Uncertain. ex: "That's a little iffy at this point."

Ill-at-ease (adj.): Worried; Concerned; ex: "I'm feeling a little ill-at-ease about going there for a whole year."

In a bind: In a predicament; in a difficult situation. ex: "I'm in a bit of a bind - Do you think you can help me out?"

In a row: One after another; Straight. ex: "Our team has won five games in a row."

In no time: Very soon. ex: "Don't worry - We'll be there in no time."

In the cards: Likely (to happen). ex: "A promotion is not in the cards for him." (He most likely will not be promoted).

In the doghouse: In trouble. To be in the doghouse = To be in trouble.

In the works: Currently being worked on, developed. ex: "Our new website is in the works."

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