Adding beauty to English language

Adding beauty to English language

Giving someone the cold shoulder: Meaning: ignoring someone

Giving someone the cold shoulder: Meaning: ignoring someone

No pain, no gain: Meaning: You have to work hard in order to see results

Stealing someone's thunder: Meaning: Taking credit for someone else's achievements

Straight from the horse's mouth: Meaning: Reading or hearing something from the source

The last straw: Meaning: The last difficulty or annoyance that makes the entire situation unbearable

The elephant in the room: Meaning: An issue, person, or problem that someone is trying to avoid

Raining cats and dogs: Meaning: when it's raining particularly heavily.

To turn a blind eye to something: Meaning: to pretend not to have noticed it.

Head in the clouds: Meaning: someone who is not being realistic

Down to earth: Meaning: someone who is practical and realistic.

Mad as a hatter: Meaning: someone who is completely crazy

Driving me up the wall: Meaning: This expression is used when something (or someone) is causing extreme exasperation and annoyance.

Call it a day: Meaning: This means to stop doing something for the day, for example work, either temporarily or to give it up completely.

Knight in shining armour: Meaning: A knight in shining armour is a heroic, idealised male who typically comes to the rescue of a female.

Know the ropes: Meaning: Someone who "knows the ropes" is experienced at what they are doing. "Showing someone the ropes" means to explain to them how something is done.

Larger than life: Meaning: The phrase "larger than life" refers to a flamboyant, gregarious person whose mannerisms or appearances are considered more outlandish than those of other people.

In stitches: Meaning: If you're "in stitches", you're laughing so hard that your sides hurt.

Explore all avenues: Meaning: Trying out every possibility to get a result.

Think on your feet: Meaning: Adjusting quickly to changes and making fast decisions.

Sail through something: Meaning: Being successful in doing something without difficulty.

Work like a charm: Meaning: Works very well or has the desired effect.

Golden handshake: Meaning: Big sum of money given to a person when they leave a company or retire.

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