Friday, October 30, 2015

To go against the grain

To go against the grain - to do something that is often the opposite of what is usually done; contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something.

Example - "It goes against the grain for William to admit he's wrong."



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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eventful

Eventful - with a lot of exciting or unusual things happening.

Example - She's had a very eventful life.


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Skeleton in the cupboard

Skeleton in the cupboard - a discreditable or embarrassing fact that someone wishes to keep secret.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hard-wearing

Hard-wearing - durable

Example - "I have just bought a pair of hard-wearing boots."

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Agony Column

Agony column - a column in a newspaper or magazine offering advice on personal problems to readers who write in.



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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

By happenstance

By happenstance - a coincidental event.



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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Helm

Helm - the wheel which guides a boat.


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Umpire

Umpire - referee




Example - http://media.mlive.com/whitecaps_impact/photo/jeff-klinghoffer-midwest-league-umpire-5c9301dbde763076_large.jpg

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Deranged

Deranged - mad, insane.

Example - There is a deranged gunman at large.



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In hindsight

In hindsight - reconsidering the past with the knowledge one has now.

Example - David realized, in hindsight, that he should have finished school.



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Budding

Budding = beginning and showing signs of promise in a particular sphere.

Example - I have a business that is budding.

Example - http://www.thebuddingbusiness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TheBuddingBusiness-e1405774398138.png

Thursday, October 8, 2015

To flesh out


To flesh out = to give substance to; to expand.




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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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