BAD BLOOD

BAD BLOOD: enmity, hostility.
He has denied there is any bad blood between him and his classmate




TOPIC ENCOMPASSES: USAGE OF BAD BLOOD;MEANING OF BAD BLOOD;MEANING OF IDIOMS; MEANING OF PHRASES; USAGE OF IDIOMS; USAGE OF PHRASES;

WARTS AND ALL

WARTS AND ALL: with flaws included.

"It's a warts and all view of what happened during the meeting of board of directors




TOPIC ENCOMPASSES: MEANING OF WARTS AND ALL; USAGE OF WARTS AND ALL;IDIOMS;PHRASES; MEANING OF IDIOMS; MEANING OF PHRASES; USAGE OF IDIOMS; USAGE OF PHRASES

TO BE BREATHING DOWN SOMEONE'S NECK

TO BE BREATHING DOWN SOMEONE'S NECK: to be about to catch up to someone, OR to be watching someone very closely, to be putting pressure on that person, for example at work.

Victor group are breathing down their necks after extending their unbeaten score of 95 runs 

LIVE LARGE

To LIVE LARGE is to lead a luxurious lifestyle. 

Those who like to live large should fear about the end result.

A TALL ORDER

A TALL ORDER: something that's very difficult to do.
It was always going to be a tall order and would require a very long and complicated process.

PLAY HARDBALL

PLAY HARDBALL: take an aggressive stance in negotiations, behave ruthlessly. 


  Ministers want to play hardball ,they better bring their A game.




To "bring your A game" is to be prepared to compete at your top level.

Meaning of Idioms and Phrases

Idioms on Animals


A Paper Tiger

paper tiger is an expression drawn from a Chinese saying. A paper tiger may pose in a threatening way, but it is actually completely harmless.


 He would be a busy bee around the house, repairing or renovating everything in sight. . 

He was a packrat who never threw a single tool away, leaving his garage very crowded.

He was a fat cat who had made hundreds of millions during the real estate boom. 

He was criticized as a white elephant that consumed a great deal of money while delivering very little in return.

 she smelled a rat when he was arriving "late from work" 

 He let the cat out of the bag by telling the truth

This revelation opened a can of worms by causing a great deal of friction

sarah enjoys pigging out at the local fast food restaurant. 

Often, she can be seen wolfing down a pizza

 People have been dropping like flies with the flu this year. when pigs fly!"

 You sound like you have a frog in your throat

A Busy Bee

A "busy bee" is someone or some creature who or that is very busy, like an industrious worker bee.

Example: "She was a busy bee around the house, washing dishes, dusting shelves, and doing the laundry."

Smelling A Rat

Just as something being "fishy" describes something suspicious, to "smell a rat" is to suspect trickery or treachery.


Example: "I considered buying that car at nine thousand dollars, but I smelled a rat.

A Packrat

The Packrat - genus Neotoma - is a type of rodent of western North America that is famousfor hoarding food and other objects.



He is a total packrat. He never throws his old junk away. His house is so packed full of old things, you can barely walk in it! He needs to throw that junk out!"

If a person really did have a frog in his or her throat, that person would have a very difficult time speaking. As an idiom, to have a frog in your throat means to be speaking with a hoarse voice.

When Pigs Fly

One of English's more colorful idioms, "when pigs fly" describes an extremely unlikely event, one that will never realistically come to pass.

Horsing Around

To "horse around" is to play roughly, without regard for normal limitations such as rules or safety.

An Eager Beaver

Someone said to be "an eager beaver" is someone very excited and enthusiastic about doing a particular task.


Wolfing Food Down

To "wolf down" food is to eat food quickly, without fully chewing it.


Pigging Out

To "pig out" is to eat a great deal of food, thus resembling a hungry pig.

Opening A Can Of Worms

Figuratively, to open a can of worms is to create or initiate a situation that will cause trouble or will simply be unpleasant.


Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag

Letting the cat out of the bag, is a metaphor for revealing a secret.

A Fat Cat

Idiomatically, "a fat cat" is someone who is very wealthy and, as a result, is able to eat more food than necessary and otherwise enjoy a life of luxury. Thus, they resemble fat, lazy cats that eat, sleep and do nothing useful.

A White Elephant



Idiomatically, a white elephant is something that is very expensive to maintain, and which provides absolutely no benefit whatsoever to the owner.

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HOLD SOMEONE'S FEET TO THE FIRE

HOLD SOMEONE'S FEET TO THE FIRE: to put pressure on someone about fulfilling a commitment. 

 Protesters will be holding their elders’ feet to the fire. 

FLY YOUR FREAK FLAG, or LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY

FLY YOUR FREAK FLAG, or LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY: embrace and be proud of your own unusual individual style.

He is ready to let his freak flag fly. 

SKELETON CREW

SKELETON CREW : a minimum staffing level that covers only essential functions of an organization. 

Only skeleton crews are monitoring complaints of consumers

Reference

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