Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Put all eggs in one basket

Put all eggs in one basket - to make everything dependent on only one thing.

Example - "I advise you to diversify and not put all eggs in one basket"

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Whole enchilada

Whole enchilada - everything; the entirety of something.

Example - "Richard wants the whole enchilada"

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Small potatoes

Small potatoes - something or someone insignificant

Example - "The contract is small potatoes, but it keeps us in business till we get into the real money"

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Stoked - excited or euphoric.

Example - "When they told me I was on the team, I was stoked!"

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Rotten apple

Rotten apple - a single bad person or thing.

Example - "There is always a rotten apple to spoil it for the rest of us"

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Bowl of cherries

Bowl of cherries - wonderful; very pleasant.

Example - "I got a promotion and got engaged in the span of a week. Life is just a bowl of cherries these days"

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Big cheese

Big cheese - an important, successful or influential person.

Example - "Jacob thinks he's a big cheese now that he's been promoted to assistant manager"

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Milk of human kindness

Milk of human kindness - natural kindness and sympathy shown to others.

Example - "Mary is completely hard and selfish - she doesn't have the milk of human kindness in her"

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To have bigger fish to fry

To have bigger fish to fry - to have other things to do; to have more important things to do.

Example - "I don't have time for your problem. I have bigger fish to fry"

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Monday, August 15, 2016


Mosey - a leisure walk or drive.

Example - "I will just have a mosey around"

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Gall - rudeness and the quality of being unable to understand that your behaviour or what you say is not acceptable to other people.

Example - "Considering that he never even bothers to visit my parents, I'm amazed that Tim has the gall to call them for money"

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Touch-and-go - dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome.

Example - "He just had major surgery followed by touch-and-go recovery"

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Knee-jerk reaction

Knee-jerk reaction - a quick reaction that does not allow you time to consider something carefully.

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To take a spill

To take a spill - to have a fall, or to tip over.

Example - "Ann tripped on the curb and took a nasty spill"

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To placate

To placate - to make someone less angry or hostile.

Example - "They attempted to placate the students with promises"

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Ignominious - humiliating.

Example - I think he deserved better than such ignominious end.

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