Welcome/Bienvenido/Benvingut
Welcome/Bienvenido/Benvingut
English | Català | Castellano

Search for phrases in English or in the 3 languages

 

205 phrases found for the topic Miscellany



Pages: -1-, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Phrase: Stab someone in the back

Meaning: To betray him or her, to play a very dirty trick on him or her.

Examples:
You have stabbed me in the back by going to bed with my boyfriend. A friend does not do things of that sort.
I did not expect you to stab me in the back. You know how important to me is to keep this secret, and you have let the cat out of the bag.

Date: 2018-02-24 16:31:25

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Have an axe to grind

Meaning: It refers to someone that does something because it is profitable to him or her, it will bring him or her benefits.

Examples:
He does not have an axe to grind in this matter. He just wants everybody to know the truth.
I find so much interest strange. I think he has an axe to grind here.
I have no axe to grind here. I just wanted to help you because you deserve it.

Date: 2018-02-23 19:20:41

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Take French leave

Meaning: If someone takes French leave, he or she leaves his or her duty without saying anything.

Example:
Tom has not come to work today. I think he has taken French leave. I saw him in a pub late at night.
Mary is not at school today. She may be ill or have taken French leave.
The reception was so boring that I took French leave, that is, I left without saying goodbye.

Date: 2018-02-23 19:20:32

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Not a soul

Meaning: Nobody.

Examples:
It was so cold that there was not a soul (to be seen) in the street.
Do not worry. Your secret is safe with me. I will not tell a living soul.

Date: 2017-12-06 16:27:30

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: It works for me

Meaning: That's OK with me; I accept that.

Example:
-I'll give you two hundred pounds for that old lamp.
-It works for me.

Date: 2017-12-06 16:27:08

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: The Union Jack (or the Union flag)

Meaning: The flag of the United Kingdom

Date: 2015-07-20 00:26:17

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Give somebody a shot (that is, a chance)
Give something a shot (that is, try it)

Meaning: Examples:
I'll give him a shot, and if he's good, he can stay.
I've never done any parachuting, but I find adventurous/adventure sports interesting, so I'll give it a shot.

Date: 2015-07-11 01:11:09

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Play hide-and-seek (or hide-and-go-seek)

Meaning: It is a game that children play. All the children but one hide. Then the child that has not hidden looks for the hidden children until he or she finds them all

Date: 2015-03-15 17:11:29

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Know someone by sight

Meaning: If you know someone by sight, it means that you have seen him/her many times, but you have never talked to him/her

Date: 2015-02-21 21:08:27

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A cry in the wilderness

Sent by Dr. Pramod Kumar Verma

Email: professors_india@yahoo.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A flash in the pan

Sent by Ivy Robinson

Email: ivycarp@yahoo.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A good deed is its own reward

Sent by Wayfarer

Email: wayfarer_ejk@yahoo.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A lost ball in the high weeds

Sent by Dr. Pramod Kumar Verma

Email: professors_india@yahoo.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A new broom sweeps clean

Sent by Anuradha Rao

Email: anu919@hotmail.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A rolling stone gathers no moss

Sent by Tony Western

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: A watched pot never boils

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Add insult to injury

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: All the roads lead to Rome

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: And a silly millimeter longer

Sent by Kim

Email: kimc22@netzero.net

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: And that is flat

Meaning: Nothing will change my mind: I'm going to stay at home tonight, and that's flat.

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: As ye sow, so shall ye sow

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Ballpark figures (rough estimate)

Sent by Lou Hevly

Email: lou@visca.com

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Bang (or beat) the drum for somebody or something

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Be a mixed blessing

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Phrase: Be at each other's throats

Comments: There are no comments. Make a comment (0)


Pages: -1-, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9





 
www.polseguera.com - © Polseguera. All rights reserved

info@polseguera.com