Saturday, March 18, 2017

To fight tooth and nail

To fight tooth and nail - to use a lot of effort to oppose someone or achieve something.

Example - "I'm going to fight tooth and nail for that promotion"

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To surmise

To surmise - to suppose something is true without having evidence to confirm it.

Example - "He surmised that something must be wrong"

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To burn bridges

To burn bridges - to make decisions that cannot be changed in the future; to permanently and unpleasantly end your relationship with a person or organisation.

Example - "If you drop out of school now, you'll be burning your bridges behind you"

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The scum of the earth

The scum of the earth - the worst type of people.

Example - "People who abuse children are the scum of the earth"

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