Share an idoms and phrases :)

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GowriKarthik 2013-06-12 10:59:32

 

Idioms and phrases definitely add beauty to our language...Hope you agree with me..Let us share the idioms and phrases that we know..here I go with my contribution..

Down to earth

Meaning:humble

Usuage:He is a down to earth person :)

 


vishrutivmom 2013-06-12 13:03:53

 

BIG NOSE:

Definition:

if someone is with big nose then it means they are excessively interested in everyone else's business.

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-12 14:40:57

 

Thanks Vishrutivmom...That was a good one :)

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-14 19:29:06

 

Idiom for June 13th:

PLAY OUT OF YOUR SKIN:

Definition:

If someone plays out of their skin, they give outstanding performance.

Example: Recently, Serena Williams played out of her skin defeating the tennis beauty queen, Maria Sharapova.

 


vishrutivmom 2013-06-14 19:31:54

 

Idiom for today:

MEALY MOUTHED:

Definition:

A mealy mouthed person doesn't say what they mean clearly.

Example: The applicant was mealy mouthed when the interviewer shooted out a good query to him.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-15 14:18:07

 

ARM AND A LEG:

Definition:

If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive.

Example: My daughter's uniform costs an arm and a leg. I was chaotic seeing the bill.

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-16 10:09:31

 

THICK-SKINNED:

Definition: If a person is thick-skinned, he/she is not affected by criticism.

Example: Film stars should be thick-shinned to survive in cine field.

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-17 13:58:31

 

Thank you Vishrutiv mom..you are doing a great job...

Here you go with my contribution
 

piece of cake

meaning:very easy

I am sure that it is going to be a piece of cake for her to complete the task.

 

 


GowriKarthik 2013-06-17 13:59:25

 

Greek and latin

meaning:looks new and you do not have any idea on it

Usuage:Please stop speaking in German,it looks greek and latin for me.

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-17 14:00:42

 

Beating around the bush

meaning:divulging from the main topic and speaking on all the unwanted things

usuage:Please stop beating around the bush.I am already running out of time.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-17 16:02:10

 

Thanks Gowri for permitting ur time in sharing english words from ur side in ur busy schedule.

 

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-17 16:12:37

 

DEEP POCKET BUT SHORT ARMS:

Definition:

Someone who has money but never puts his hands in his pocket to pay for anything has deep pocket but short arms.

Example:

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook has deep pocket but short arms. Being a big shot, he didn't even dropped tips to a busser after his honeymoon lunch.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-18 09:05:37

 

LITTLE PITCHERS HAVE BIG EARS:

Definition:

This means that children hear more and understand the world around them better than the adults realize.

Example: We should be really proud of our kids because these little pitchers have big ears.

 

archanathangaraj 2013-06-18 15:46:22

 

Thanks Vishrutivmom

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-18 16:12:27

 

Cry over spilt milk"

meaning:Thinking of something that happened in the past and feel for the same.

usuage:Please do not cry over spilt milk.It is going to help you anymore.

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-19 12:02:25

 

A COCK AND A BULL STORY:

Definition:

A story or explanation that is obviously not true.

Example: I usually used to say pretty much cock and bull story to my kid during her lunch time to make her eat.

 

 

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-19 13:02:46

 

Ever cloud has a silver lining

meaning:being optimistic even in tough situation

usuage:Every clod has a silver lining and so please don't think negative.

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-20 12:39:48

 

sorry for the typo in my previous idiom it should be "Every cloud"

Today's phrase

Like father like son

meaning:pretty much resembling the parent's behaviour

usuage:Like father like son and so he behaves pretty much same like his parents :)

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-21 10:50:48

 

YESTERDAY'S IDIOM:

HEART OF STEEL:

Definition:

When someone has heart of steel, they are emotionally unaffected or they do not show emotions.

Example: Most men have heart of steel. They don't break down easily.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-21 10:53:00

 

ON THE NOSE:

Definition:

right on time.

Example:

I went to the interview on the nose. So I was bit relaxed.

 


GowriKarthik 2013-06-21 14:05:56

 

Scott free

meaning:free from punishment

usuage:He committed a crime and he was scott free...

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-22 14:03:04

 

 That ring any bells

 

meaning:making one to remember the past

Usuage:We already discussed about the proposal the other day...did it ring a bell?

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-22 22:08:10

 

WARM THE COCKLES OF YOUR HEART:

Definition:

If something warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you very happy.

Example: When I saw my hubby after his one week trip, the feeling I got warmed the cockles of my heart.

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-23 14:56:29

 

 on the same page

maning:thinking alike

usuage:We are on the same page always Vishrutivmom :)

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-23 15:20:02

 

SWEEP OFF YOUR FEET:

Definition: If you are swept off your feet, you lose control emotionally when you fall in love or really impressed.

Example: I was swept off my feet when I saw Vidya Balan in Cannes Award.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-24 12:43:07

 

LIP SERVICE:

Definition:

When people pay lip service, they express their respect which is not from their heart.

Example: Unpretentious people should be lip serviced.

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-24 22:06:15

 

 Elenth hour

meaning:at the last moment

usuage:I do not like to study till the eleventh hour

 

GowriKarthik 2013-06-24 22:06:35

 

 sorry for the typo it is eleventh hour

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-25 12:46:47

 

UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN:

Definition: This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.

Example: At present, Uttarkhand CM would be much perplexed because uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-26 18:00:54

 

SWEET TOOTH:

Definition:

if you have sweet tooth, you like eating food with sugar in it.

Example: usually children are sweet toothed.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-06-27 09:36:14

 

PULL SOMEONE'S LEG:

Definition: If you pull someone's leg, you tease them but not maliciously.

Example: A friend of mine was a cool person. We used to pull her leg but she never took those to her heart.

 

 

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