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Meaning: to be in charge of what is happening and what should happen.
Example: The security forces will call the shots all around during the political gatherings. Read more ➺
Meaning: performing an action intentionally and pretending to either oneself or to the world that as an accident.
Example: She accidentally on purpose spilled coffee on her ex's new girlfriend's dress. Read more ➺
Meaning: a guess without much information or certainty.
Example: It's hard to tell the time without a clock, but I'll take a shot in the dark and say it's past midnight. Read more ➺
Meaning: the ordinary staff members of an organization, and not the leaders or officers.
Example: The rank-and-file members need to unite and fight against the savage management. Read more ➺
Meaning: place of, in place of, or instead of.
Example: The employee received a cash payment in lieu of vacation days she was unable to take. Read more ➺
Meaning: embarrassing or tactless action or remark.
Example: Jenny realized she had committed a faux pas when the guest of honor left in a huff. Read more ➺
Meaning: set rules and regulations governing a group of people.
Example: The code of conduct of that organization requires people to pass through the security office before entering. Read more ➺
Meaning: achieve extraordinary results under pressure.
Example: I know I will rise to the occasion when challenges arise. Read more ➺
Meaning: a person who is disregarded as lacking character or morality.
Example: He's just a man of straw, easily manipulated by powerful people. Read more ➺
Meaning: a street, road, or alley that closes at one end.
Example: I've been researching this problem for days, and I think I'm in a blind alley. There doesn't seem to be any way around it. Read more ➺