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die in harness
To continue to work until the day of one's death.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
as close as an oyster
Secretive; reluctant to give information.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
a bird of passage
Someone who never stays long in one place; a wanderer, like a swallow which migrates according to season.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
in fine feather
In splendid condition; lively and cheerful.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
as large as life
To appear in person.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
back in harness
To be restored to one's employment or office. Often said of someone returning to work after recovering from illness.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
make an honest penny
To make an honest living through hard work.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
not the brightest bulb in the chandelier
There are more intelligent (i.e. brighter) people in the room or in existence generally.
added by Greying_Geezer
6 months ago
a few bulbs short of a chandelier
Dim-witted, not too bright. The "of" is included optionally.
added by Greying_Geezer
6 months ago
practise makes a man perfect
Do more practice and hard work to gain something that you want....
added by anonymous
6 months ago
grey sky
To show worry or pain.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
sleeping partner
A sleeping partner is a partner who has invested capital in a firm but plays no part in its management.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
rhetorical question
A QUESTION which is asked merely for effect, and which does not expect an answer. For example: If I say, "Do I look like a fool?" then I don't expect an answer: I am merely choosing a rhetorical way of saying, "I am not a fool."
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
key off
To collide with ; or connect to an object with a degree of force and sound
added by anonymous
6 months ago
hate abounds, eye’s awaken/ still your heart, the grounds only quakin’
The cumulative mindset of our human condition and how we affect matter without even realizing it, yet we fail or refuse to see exactly what’s we/you’re doing no matter the consequences.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
what’s the skinny
What is the bottom line? What is the basic story?
added by anonymous
6 months ago
satellite town
A new town planned and built to serve a particular local industry, or as a dormitory or overspill for people who work in a nearby metropolis. Such satellite towns include Port Sunlight near Birkenhead (Cheshire, England), built to house workers at Lever Brothers soap factories.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
quantity theory of money
Economic theory claiming that an increase in the amount of money in circulation causes a proportionate increase in prices. The theory dates from the 17th century and was elaborated by the US economist Irving Fisher (1867-1947).
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
nemesis theory
Theory of animal extinction, suggesting that a sister star to the sun caused extinction of groups of animals such as dinosaurs. The theory holds that the movement of this as yet undiscovered star disrupts the Oort cloud of comets every 26 million years, resulting in the Earth suffering an increased bombardment from comets at these times.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
negative/positive
In photography, a reverse image, which when printed is again reversed, restoring the original scene. It was invented by Fox Talbot in c.1834.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
neighbourhood watch
In Britain, a local crime-prevention scheme. Under police supervision, groups of residents agree to increase watchfulness in order to prevent crimes such as burglary and vandalism in their area.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
motor effect
Tendency of a wire carrying an electric current in a magnetic field to move.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
grey market
Dealing in shares using methods that are legal but officially frowned upon - for example, before issue and flotation.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
yepper
Yes for sure
added by anonymous
6 months ago
white savior
An embedded reflex by those from unquestioned privilege to outline the solution to Black social struggles and systemic racism.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
institutional racism
Institutional racism is a form of racism that is embedded as normal practice within society or an organisation.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
sprung rhythm
In poetry, a sprung rhythm is a heavily accented verse rhythm with an irregular number of unstressed syllables in each unit of metre.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
lo siento
It means "I am sorry" in the sense of apology or sympathy.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
spun rather an impossible yarn
Tell or create a lengthy
added by anonymous
6 months ago
remember p’s and q’s
To remember your manners and always remain polite.
added by Rajanshukla
6 months ago
horse play
To fool around
added by anonymous
6 months ago
a purple patch
British (Informal) a run of success or good fortune. "people expect him to score in every game now he's hit a purple patch."
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
through in through out
When in depth explaining something. Something so deep in meaning.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
cheater cheater pumpkin eater
When someone is cheating.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
gone like hotcakes
Went very quickly.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
stupid dumb
being a stupid person and a dumb person
added by anonymous
6 months ago
selective outrage
When one's prejudiced or biased demeanours come to light to show their disgrace towards a particular group she another group has done the same thing.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
bucket of militancy
Full of aggression
added by takkritika1
6 months ago
shit on a shingle
white gravy with sauage on toast
added by anonymous
6 months ago
a cauliflower ear
An ear that has been permanently swollen and disfigured as a result of being repeatedly struck. Often a feature of a veteran boxer or rugby player.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
on a napoleonic scale
on a huge, ambitious scale.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
every bullet has its billet
Fate determines who shall be killed.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
in the family way
to become pregnant
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
en español: dígale a la pastora rebeca que nos complace que ella se haya hecho cargo del ministerio.
in English: Please tell Pastor Rebeca that we are please that she has taken over the ministry.
added by anonymous
6 months ago
get your s*** together
Get organized
added by anonymous
6 months ago
lightning chess
A form of chess in which each player must move much faster than normal. Time is controlled by a clock or a buzzer. If a player fails to make the time control he or she forfeits the game. Also known as speed chess.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
takes the wraps off
to reveal something hidden or secret
added by anonymous
6 months ago
play the giddy goat
to behave wildly, irresponsibly.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
intellectual myopia
a phrase coined for stupidity.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago
the ivy can grow no higher than its host
A remark made by the French philosopher Descartes about critics: No matter how clever a critic may be, he can never surpass the writer on whom he is dependent.
added by Robert_Haigh
6 months ago

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