"To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual. "
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." --Voltaire
"The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."
Be Green Around The Gills
-to look ill and pale
-Some of the passengers looked kind of green around the gills after the journey!
(be) spot on
Meaning :exactly right.
Usage:That Shirt is an absolute match for my outfit! The colour is spot on!
(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.
(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.
(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 :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.
(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.
(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.
"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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- Meaning and usage of Be Green around the gills
- Which is Correct or Right : Have visited or visited
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