The Scoop

  • Scroll down to take the latest Comet Poll
  • "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." -- Bob Marley
  • "The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within -- strength, courage, dignity." -- Ruby Dee

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...

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

“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

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....

To Split Hairs (10-29-2018)

October 29, 2018

TO SPLIT HAIRS Meaning: to argue about a very small, unimportant detail. We often use this expression in the negative, such as ‘let’s not split hairs’. In this sense we mean, ‘let’s not argue about small thi...

Serving McCluer High School since 1933!
Idiom of the Week