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rabbit hole

Meaning: mentally go somewhere surreal or strange

Example: Peter is having another one of his parties on Friday. Time to go down the rabbit hole again. Read on

bring owls to Athens

Meaning: something that is pointless

Example: The chancellor has a plan to increase taxes, thinking that this would improve the economy. It would bring owls to Athens. Read on

wild goose chase

Meaning: wasting resource working on something that does not exist

Example: They tampered with my research. Thank God I found it out. I'm sure they were hoping to send me on a wild goose chase as I continue my research. Read on

you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink

Meaning: we can offer good things to people but we can't force them to accept that

Example: I have tried my level best to educate him well, but he is still having a non-serious behavior, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Read on

lion’s share

Meaning: the biggest part of something

Example: Karen always keeps a lion's share – I won't work with her anymore. Read on

like a bat out of hell

Meaning: very fast and crazily

Example: When Sara told Sam that there is a ghost living next to their room, he changed the room like a bat out of hell. Read on

the lion’s den

Meaning: a place which is uncomfortable

Example: Two of the new students were thrown into the lion's den as their ragging was taking place. Read on

blind as a bat

Meaning: unconscious to something

Example: Maria is so in love, she is as blind as a bat when it comes to Mark’s rude behavior. Read on

keep the wolf from the door

Meaning: to have sufficient money to prevent starvation or hunger

Example: Both the man and his wife must work long hours just to keep the wolf from the door. Read on

get your goat

Meaning: irritate somebody

Example: She got my goat the moment she said my mother was no good at parenting. Read on

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point out

Meaning: to identify something within a group

Example: I have to go to the office to point out the person that keeps jamming the printer. Read on

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