Share an idoms and phrases :)

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vishrutivmom 2013-06-28 11:24:39

 

IN THE LAP OF LUXURY:

Definition: People in the lap of luxury are very wealthy and  have everything that money can buy.

Example: Some politicians think that they can have a close shave from the sins because they are in the lap of luxury. But justice wont leave them alone.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-01 15:14:11

 

IDIOM FOR JUNE 29th

MILLSTONE AROUND YOUR NECK:

Definition: A mill stone around your neck is a problem that prevents you from doing from what you actually want to do.

Example: Throw away all the mill stones around your neck and face life.

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-01 15:20:39

 

IDIOM FOR JUNE 30TH:

FINE AS FROG'S HAIR:

Definition: If something is as fine as frog's hair, it is very delicate and fine.

Example: The baby was fine as frog's hair and just weighed 600 gms when born.

 


vishrutivmom 2013-07-01 15:26:51

 

TODAY'S IDIOM:

SHY BAIRNS GET NOWT:

Definition: Children who fail to ask for something usually to older person won't succeed in obtaining it. (bairn-child, nowt-nothing)

Example: Kindergarten students usually take time to settle in their class because shy bairns get nowt.

 

 

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-01 16:33:34

 

Tug of war

meaning:struggling to gain authority

usuage:It is a tug of war situation...

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-02 13:01:42

 

ABLE TO BREATHE EASILY AGAIN:

 Definition: to able to relax after a stressful time.

Example: Now parents are able to breathe easily again after their kid's admissions.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-03 11:44:30

 

CUT A DASH:

Definition: If a person cuts a dash, they make a striking impression by their appearance and attractive clothes.

Example: I don't think both G.V.Prakash and his wife cut a dash in their wedding reception.

 


vishrutivmom 2013-07-04 13:16:04

 

WARTS AND ALL:

Definition: liking someone with all their faults.

Example: Both the partners should accept with warts and all. Only then, the marriage life will be smooth and happy.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-05 12:40:50

 

SLIP OF THE TONGUE:

Definition: If you say something accidently, it is a slip of the tongue.

Example: I said the statement to her maliciously. It was just the slip of the tongue.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-06 15:31:30

 

ANTS IN ONE'S PANTS:

Definition: Person who has ants in his pants is very excited or restless

Example: My uncle had ants in his pants when he heard that he had to move to USA within two days.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-07 12:50:50

 

BITTEN BY THE BUG:

Definition: If you develop sudden enthusiasm or interest for something, you are bitten by the bug.

Example: My significant other decided to lose weight and was immediately bitten by the bug.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-08 18:57:51

 

RUN YOUR MOUTH OFF:

Definition: If someone runs their mouth off, they talk too much.

Example: Its better not to run your mouth off because people may think ' EMPTY VESSEL MAKE MORE NOISE' when you talk.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-09 19:03:55

 

A STILL TONGUE KEEPS A WISE HEAD:

Definition: Wise people don't talk too much.

Example: Don't run your mouth off. You know 'A STILL TONGUE KEEPS A WISE HEAD'.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-10 16:01:29

 

GET INTO NERVES:

Definition: If a person get into your nerves easily, he irritates or annoyes you easily.

Example: My boss, a big nose's guy gets into my nerves often.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-11 11:56:30

 

SEE EYE TO EYE:

Definition: If people see eye to eye, they agree about everything.

Example: Gowri and me see eye to eye because we are on same page.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-12 13:39:49

 

FLEET OF FOOT:

Definition: If someone is fleet of foot, they are very quick.

Example: You could trip if you are fleet of foot.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-13 09:57:35

 

BITE THE BULLET:

Definition: To endure a painful or unpleasant situation that is unavoidable.

Example:  He is a tsunami victim who lost all his family members. Alas! he has to bite the bullet.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-14 22:41:11

 

QUESTION OF TIME:

Definition: said about something that will surely happen

Example: The crook will be definitely arrested. It's just a question of time.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-15 13:00:57

 

WHO THE DEVIL:

Definition: elaboration of who

Example: What are you doing? Who the devil do you think you are?

 


vishrutivmom 2013-07-16 23:18:45

 

A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER:

Definition: being upset for something that happened in the past.

Example: Its waste of crying over split milk. Yet it remains as a chip on your shoulder.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-17 16:16:17

 

A LEOPARD CANT CHANGE ITS SPOTS:

Definition: you cant change who you are.

Example: Few people take many resolutions but a leopard cant change its spots.

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-17 16:32:42

 

You cannot have your cake and eat it

meaning:You cannot multitask

usuage:Stop playing while reading.You cannot have your cake and eat it too...

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-18 09:45:07

 

I am glad to share that we crossed 50th phrases yesterday...It is definitely a milestone...At this point I would like to thank Vishrutiv month who is a major contributor for thsi thread without her  I am sure this thread would never be active...

And many thanks to parentree for this help :)

 

Way to go :)

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-18 09:45:54

 

Looking for more of such milestones in future :)

 

GowriKarthik 2013-07-18 11:39:22

 

Easy as pie

meaning:very easy

usuage:That task was so easy as pie

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-19 19:01:23

 

Thanks Gowri.

 

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-19 19:08:03

 

Today's idiom:

KEEP YOUR CHIN UP:

Definition: Be joyful in tough situation.

Example: Its totally waste to cry over spilt milk. Keep your chin up.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-20 16:10:49

 

DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU:

Definition: Don't hurt anyone who helps you.

Example: Its not fair in your part. He had helped you in all ur tough situations. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Bare this in your mind.

 

vishrutivmom 2013-07-21 13:10:28

 

SCAPEGOAT:

Definition: someone else who takes the blame.

Example: I can't be a scapegoat for ur blunder mistakes.

 

 

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