tempest in a teapot

Meaning: when a minor issue causes an exaggerated reaction of anger or trouble

Example: At first, I thought we were having a general discussion, but it ended setting off a tempest in the teapot. Read on

storm in a teacup

Meaning: an excessive enthusiasm or rage about a minor matter

Example: I find the whole issue about these gender roles a storm in a teacup. 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

wine and dine

Meaning: to treat somebody (usually a woman) to wine and dinner;

Example: The wine and dine at this hotel is among the best that you will ever find. Read on

cup of joe

Meaning: a cup of coffee

Example: When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is make myself a cup of joe. Read on

cup of tea

Meaning: to like something

Example: This music is much more my cup of tea than this new stuff. Read on

Adam’s ale

Meaning: water

Example: It is blistering hot outside, I could really do with an iced cold glass of Adam's ale. Read on

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be up on

Meaning: be well informed about a matter or subject

Example: If you want to start teaching English to grown-up kids, you need to be up on it else you're going to be unable to clarify their doubts. Read on


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