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To weather a storm (9.3.2019)(Idiom of the Week)

September 2, 2019

To Weather a Storm: Meaning: If you weather a storm, you survive a dangerous event or deal with a difficult situation. For example: Everyone waited to see if the president could weather the storm caused by his son's ar...

“A penny for your thoughts”

August 24, 2019

A penny for your thoughts: A way of asking what someone is thinking (The idea that you would gladly pay for a person's ideas, opinions, or thoughts.)

“feel the pinch” (Week of 8.19.2019)

August 18, 2019

Meaning: If you are feeling the pinch, you're finding it harder to survive on your income. For example: Since the price of oil went up, lots of businesses have been feeling the pinch. Inflation has been pretty bad re...

To Have a Green Thumb

May 12, 2019

Idiom: To have a green thumb Meaning: To be naturally skilled at gardening; to be able to help plants grow well. Origin: One theory is that this idiom came into being in the early 1900s and was thought to refer to the mud-stained...

The ball is in your court. (Idiom of the Week)

March 24, 2019

Idiom: The ball is in your court. Meaning: It is up to you to make the next decision or take the next step.

Idiom: Break a Leg

March 10, 2019

Idiom: Break a Leg Meaning: GOOD LUCK!   The idea being that if someone is wished 'bad luck' before a performance then they will have good, or better, luck. (Opposite meaning.)

Idiom: A Blessing in Disguise

March 3, 2019

Idiom: A Blessing in Disguise Meaning: A good thing that may seem bad at first

Idiom: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

January 21, 2019

Idiom: Actions speak louder than words Meaning: People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say....

Give someone the benefit of the doubt.

January 14, 2019

Idiom of the Week:   Give someone the benefit of the doubt Trust what someone says (at least until they break that trust) i.e. Take them at their word.

“A Hot Potato”

January 7, 2019

Idiom of the Week: A hot potato To speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed

The Proof is in the Pudding

December 17, 2018

Idiom: The proof is in the pudding Meaning: This idiom means that you can’t judge something before you’ve tried it – or, in relation to a new product or an idea, you won’t know whether it is a success until you...

Until you’re blue in the face.

December 2, 2018

Idiom: Until you are blue in the face Meaning: Used for saying that there is no use in trying to persuade someone to do something because you will not succeed....

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