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Phrases and idioms

Discussion in 'Online Games & Puzzles' started by RamyaVaradharajan, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    A very joyous evening to all IL friends!

    Why don't we spark up on a few phrases and quotations here. Probably one can include the meaning too! This way we might play and learn new phrases too!

    "Make hay while the sun shines"

    The same can be explained as: One must utilize the opportunities when they knock your way! Doing things at the right time in order to reap proper results!

    Regards
    Happy learning!
     
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  2. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    hi

    A diamond in the rough......someone who is basically good hearted but lacking social graces and respect for the law.
     
  3. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Thank you ma'am for your kind response! I would like to add another!

    "A picture paints a thousand words"

    This depicts the powerfulness and simplicity of the art per se.
     
  4. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    "Call it a day"

    Marks the end of any day's activities
     
  5. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    A drop in the bucket.... A very small proportion of the whole.
     
  6. poonamjoshi9266

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    a stitch in time saves nine
     
  7. Huma

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    A dish fit for the God......An offering of high quality
     
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    Hi Ramya ,
    Nice thread !

    Here are a few idioms and their meanings and example sentence

    1. beat around the bush: evade an issue; avoid giving a direct answer.

    Example sentence : Quit beating around the bush! If you don't want to go with me, just tell me!"

    2. can't make heads or tails of something: can't understand something at all; find something confusing and illogical.

    Example sentence : I can't make heads or tails of your e-mail. Were you having problems with your computer?"


    3. catch one's eye: attract one's attention/interest.
    Example sentence : "This brochure about Tahiti caught my eye when I was at the travel agency."​
     
  9. Huma

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    as cold as stone.......very cold
     
  10. Meenaneelakantan

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    Hi Ramya,

    U ve started a very nice thread..good job done..keep going.

    Here r a few phrases from my side:

    WENT OFF means EXPLODED
    FELL OUT means QUARRELLED
    BROKE DOWN means FAILED TO WORK
    MADE OFF means RAN AWAY
     

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