Behaviour

crack up

Meaning: go through an emotional breakdown

Example: The entire group cracked up at the joke of their teacher. Read on

sense of humour

Meaning: the ability to enjoy funniness

Example: I appreciate the fact that you have a sense of humour, but we need to be serious now. Read on

one cannot love and be wise

Meaning: people often do foolish things when they are in love

Example: I don't think it is wise of Elsie and Ray to decide to get married so soon into their relationship. But then, one cannot love and be wise. Read on

as mad as a hatter

Meaning: it refers to someone being completely crazy

Example: The way he dressed for the event, he must be as mad as a hatter. Read on

method to madness

Meaning: a purpose in doing something that is seemingly crazy

Example: You may be thinking that I have gone crazy, but there's a method to my madness. Read on

treat like dirt

Meaning: behave someone very badly without respect

Example: My boss treats all his employees like dirt. Read on

give airs

Meaning: to be pretentious/showy

Example: Susan is a very smart girl but the fact that she gives herself airs about her job makes me like her a little less. Read on

Idiom of the Day

read the riot act

Meaning: warning someone by scolding them to improve their behavior

Example: She'd been bearing bad behavior from her employee and thought it was time to read him the riot act. Read on

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