Quote on belief

"To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual. "

Quote on questioning

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." --Voltaire

Quote on punctuality

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late." --William Shakespeare

Quote on difference between one eyed man and blind

"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. " --H G Wells

Quotes on importance of practice

"In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." --Yogi Berra

Quotes on luxury

"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."

--Charlie Chaplin

Meaning and usage of Be Green around the gills

Be Green Around The Gills

-to look ill and pale

-Some of the passengers looked kind of green around the gills after the journey!

Which is Correct or Right : Have visited or visited

Incorrect :I have visited Dehli last month
Correct :I visited Delhi last month

Which is Correct or Right : Which works or Who works

Incorrect:The man which works here is from India.

Correct The man who works here is from India.

Meaning and usage of Spot on

(be) spot on

Meaning :exactly right.

Usage:That Shirt is an absolute match for my outfit!  The colour is spot on!

Meaning and usage of Top of one's lungs

(at) top of one's lungs

Meaning : To shout as loudly as you possibly can.

Usage:The Class was so noisy that I had to shout at the top of my lungs to be heard.

Meaning and usage of First hand

(at) first hand

Meaning :If you experience something yourself directly, without any intermediary, you experience it (at) first hand.

Usage:Getting to see the performance (at) first hand is much better than watching it on you tube or videos.

Meaning and usage of Touch of a button

(at the) touch of a button

Meaning: you can do it very easily, often due to technology.

Usage:From now on the safety officers can be alerted at the touch of a button.

Meaning and usage of Sly as a fox

Meaning :Someone who is as sly as a fox is cunning and clever at getting what they want

Usage:Be careful of that manager.  He's known to be as sly as a fox.

Meaning of All hell broke loose

(all) hell broke loose

Meaning :there was a sudden angry, noisy reaction to something.

Usage:All hell broke loose when it was declared by the chairman that the factory was going to close down.

Meaning and usage of all hands on deck

(all) hands on deck

Meaning When there is a need for all hands on deck, everyone must help, especially during big function, task or event

Usage:As the Annual day in School approached, it was all hands on deck to have everything ready in time.

Meaning and Usage of A different kettle of fish

"A different kettle of fish"

Meaning A different matter or issue.

usage:That's a different kettle of fish. Of course I'll discuss with them.


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