Sunday, September 25, 2016

The best of a bad bunch

The best of a bad bunch - the person or thing of a group that is not as bad as the others, although none of the group is good.

Example - "The picture isn't exactly what I would have chosen, but it was the best of a bad bunch"

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

To miss the boat

To miss the boat - to be too slow to take advantage of an opportunity.

Example - "I sent off my university application at the last minute and almost missed the boat"

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To knock someone's socks off

To knock someone's socks off - to surprise someone thoroughly.

Example - "The exciting news just knocked my socks off"

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Uphill battle

Uphill battle - something very difficult because other people are causing problems for you.

Example - "Environmentalists face an uphill battle convincing people to use their cars less."

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