They trashed a whole car park, and got a slap on the wrist for doing that. Be careful what you wish for, that guy could be your new boss. Foot In Mouth: To make a self defeating statement. Food For Thought: Common literary and vernacular idiom referring to information which will require some further consideration. This may be just a flight of fancy, but I think we can put water in glasses, too. Yep, there are the fools rushing in, believing everything they hear, not checking their facts.
Blind as a bat Can't see things properly, doesn't know what they're looking at. God is the divine nutcracker. Having limbs showing is said to have cost more. These have included peanuts, walnuts or just nuts; also gnats, flies, mosquitoes etc. Fathom verb : A fathom is a nautical measure of depth. The idea of food for thought comes with a few dietary considerations.
Cool things, people, situations The word has multiple uses as an idiom. Pull out all the stops Meaning: to do everything you can to make something successful Origin: Alluding to the piano-like instrument the organ, this phrase refers to when the stops are pulled out to turn on all the sounds in an organ, allowing the organ to play all the sounds at once and, therefore, be as loud as possible. Getting An Education: Learning through experience, often refers to a difficult and lengthy learning process in the course of doing something. Equalizer: American slang term, originally meaning gun. Bite the bullet, ring them up and tell them. Sleep tight Meaning: used to tell someone to sleep well Origin: One possible origin of this phrase dates back to when mattresses were supported by ropes; sleeping tight meant sleeping with the ropes pulled tight, which would provide a well-sprung bed. The idiom is usually from a person who is telling another to cease.
Look, no kidding, that thing is a lemon. There is no way to crack through that hard shell. We received an emissary from the green grocer, explaining why all our fruit was rotten. Devil's Advocate: A person putting the negative position, whether they agree with it or not. We wanted 12, but we got a bakers dozen.
Fair go: Australian expression meaning natural justice. Everyone loves food, and can relate to foodie phrases, but remember that food idioms do not literally mean what they say. Share them with us on or! To Fathom something means to attempt to find the depth of a statement or person. Often means people acting as they please in relation to a topic or an issue. For example, This assignment is a hard nut to crack, or It won't be easy getting her approval; she's a tough nut to crack.
Catty person Negative expression referring to an unpredictable person, whose temper and behavior is sometimes vicious. Beating Around The Bush: Not dealing with the major issues, not talking about the real subject. The idiom creates an expectation of further, dangerous, developments. Understanding mobile phone plans and bills is an acquired taste. That car is an albatross around your neck. A good man is hard to find This idiom operates as a context, usually related to the overall situation being described. The late night and early morning shift when most people are asleep.
Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed: Start the day in a bad mood, or have a bad day. Cookie person American slang expression which has gone into general usage as a metaphor for a person. People can be a little like those nuts. Blue Moon: A rare, almost impossible, occurrence in a long period of time. You're being a goat in more ways than one you know, taking the blame, but not admitting you were wrong. As High As A Kite: This is usually a slang term in modern usage, referring to people who are drunk.
Funny Farm: Slang expression for psychiatric institution for people with mental health problems. He was a bad egg and always got in trouble for doing naughty things. It's very emo material, lots of teenage angst. Living in can be a bitter pill to swallow, and sometimes it can be hard to carry off. Come a cropper Land on your backside, literally or metaphorically.
You'll make it worse, dwelling on it. From Rags To Riches: A move from poverty to wealth, often as a description of someone's life story. Come on down American expression derived from game shows in which contestants were told to Come On Down. Cast Iron Stomach: A person with strong digestion, untroubled by eating or drinking things which would affect others. Refers to fatalities, literally, but can be deliberate overstatement. Cross Your Fingers: Superstitious idiom, refers to crossing your fingers for luck with a problem.