Duck

like a duck to water

Meaning: to do something very quickly and enjoy doing it.

Example: She's taken to her grandmother's house like a duck to water. Read on

goose egg

Meaning: zero

Example: We had a good game, but the score was goose egg. Read on

sitting duck

Meaning: to be an easy target

Example: The fact that she had no backup plan in case she got caught made her a sitting duck. Read on

ugly duckling

Meaning: a young person who turns out to be beautiful or talented against all expectations.

Example: Some people think they've turned into an ugly duckling whereas the truth is they are & look the same as they used to in their childhood. Read on

play duck and drakes

Meaning: ing: - to carelessly misuse one's wealth - to behave recklessly - use selfishly to suit oneself - waste duck and drakes is also a name of stone skipping or skimming game, a pastime game of throwing flat stones across water so as to make them bounce off the surface. Examples: 1. He lost his job for playing ducks and drakes with the fund of corporation. 2. Jane played duck and drakes with the financial system of company. 3. George W. Bush had played duck and drakes with the economy of USA. 4. Hey, let’s play duck and drakes on the lake. Origin: 1575–85; from a fancied likeness to a waterfowl's moveme

Example: ing: - to carelessly misuse one's wealth - to behave recklessly - use selfishly to suit oneself - waste duck and drakes is also a name of stone skipping or skimming game, a pastime game of throwing flat stones across water so as to make them bounce off the surface. Examples: 1. He lost his job for playing ducks and drakes with the fund of corporation. 2. Jane played duck and drakes with the financial system of company. 3. George W. Bush had played duck and drakes with the economy of USA. 4. Hey, let’s play duck and drakes on the lake. Origin: 1575–85; from a fancied likeness to a waterfowl's moveme Read on

lame duck

Meaning: ing: - a person or thing that is disabled, helpless, ineffective, or inefficient. - somebody, especially an elected official - who cannot influence events any more - a person or company that is in trouble - someone who is in the last period of a term in an elective office and cannot run for reelection - a person or thing that isn't properly able to function, especially one that was previously proficient. - having lost a re-election bid Examples: 1. Knowing she would be lame duck, the mayor decided to resign from office early and retire. 2. You can’t expect a lame duck President to get much accomplished. 3. The best way to avoid being a lame duck in office is to not get elected for another term. 4. You can't expect much from a lame duck. 5. As a lame duck, there's not a lot I can do. 6. The President was a lame duck during the end of his second term. 7. What do you expect from a lame-duck mayor? Origin: [1755–65]. This expression originated in the 1700s and then meant a stockbroker who did not meet his debts. It was transferred to officeholders in the 1860s. The explanation of 'lame duck' is frequently applied to politicians who are known to be in their closing term of staff, when colleagues and electors look toward a successor. It is also sometimes used to explain office-holders who have lost an election but have not yet left off

Example: ing: - a person or thing that is disabled, helpless, ineffective, or inefficient. - somebody, especially an elected official - who cannot influence events any more - a person or company that is in trouble - someone who is in the last period of a term in an elective office and cannot run for reelection - a person or thing that isn't properly able to function, especially one that was previously proficient. - having lost a re-election bid Examples: 1. Knowing she would be lame duck, the mayor decided to resign from office early and retire. 2. You can’t expect a lame duck President to get much accomplished. 3. The best way to avoid being a lame duck in office is to not get elected for another term. 4. You can't expect much from a lame duck. 5. As a lame duck, there's not a lot I can do. 6. The President was a lame duck during the end of his second term. 7. What do you expect from a lame-duck mayor? Origin: [1755–65]. This expression originated in the 1700s and then meant a stockbroker who did not meet his debts. It was transferred to officeholders in the 1860s. The explanation of 'lame duck' is frequently applied to politicians who are known to be in their closing term of staff, when colleagues and electors look toward a successor. It is also sometimes used to explain office-holders who have lost an election but have not yet left off Read on

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play it by ear

Meaning: improvise; act without preparation.

Example: Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear. Read on

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