Meaning: to order someone to do something in a specific way without providing an alternative.
Example: In my house, it is my way or the highway. He was told by his father after coming back home drunk. Read on
Meaning: something that happens when the people involved do not want it to occur.
Example: Each side was drawn willy-nilly into the battle. Read on
Meaning: fighting without any purpose.
Example: You are just beating the air if you want to turn him into a good boy. Read on
Meaning: check something thoroughly.
Example: The army arrested all the leaders and successfully nipped the rebellion in the bud. Read on
Meaning: to get serious and stop acting absurd anymore.
Meaning: everyone without exceptions.
Meaning: to go straight for something.
Meaning: encounter or meet someone by chance.
Example: I believe we will cross paths soon. Read on
Meaning: a catchphrase used to introduce a joke, observation, question, or riddle.
Meaning: as a result of something
Example: He triumphs by dint of his persistence. Read on