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grass is always greener on the other side

Meaning: to think that other's part is better than mine

Example: The lawyer always thought that the grass is greener on the other side and left his profession to become an MBA graduate. Guess what? He is still struggling to find a job. Read on

black and blue

Meaning: hurt, either bodily, emotionally or psychologically

Example: The man beat his own mother black and blue! How could someone do such a horrible act? The mother is still praying for the best for him though. Read on

black out

Meaning: to be in a semi unconscious state so as to not have any memory of a particular moment

Example: The child's mother blacked out on seeing him at the hospital. Subsequently she had to be hospitalised too. Read on

yellow streak

Meaning: people who  have an inclination towards being fainthearted.

Example: Ginna's got a yellow streak which shows up the moment she is asked to stand up against Nick. Read on

red letter day

Meaning: a day of significance

Example: The day that I started my journey towards my real career was a red-letter day for me. Read on

green around the gills

Meaning: Someone who looks sick or nauseated.

Example: You need not know all the rules to understand that this kind of turbulent weather makes anyone on board go green around the gills. The cruise should have been stopped for a while. Read on

baby blues

Meaning: The depression that is caused to new mothers after childbirth.

Example: Do not speak to her in a rude tone, she is just going through some baby blues right now and needs compassion from you. Read on

tickled pink

Meaning: excited and happy

Example: His wife was tickled pink when he sent her flowers and gifts at work for no reason. Read on

a picture is worth a thousand words

Meaning: a picture conveys information more effectively than words

Example: A good presentation should contain more of graphics and less of text, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Read on

between the devil and the deep blue sea

between the devil and the deep blue sea Meaning: between two equally difficult or unacceptable choices. Example: Trying to please both his boss and his wife puts him between ... 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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