Emotions

black mood

Meaning: to be angry, irritable or in a temper

Example: Geoff was in one of his black moods today, and no amount of cajoling could snap him out of it. Read on

brown study

Meaning: melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought

Example: I realised that Sandra wasn't concentrating on what the boss was saying and had disappeared into a brown study. Read on

home is where the heart is

Meaning: a place you feel connected to emotionally

Example: No matter where I go, it's always so lovely to come back here. Home is where the heart is after all. Read on

on a tear

Meaning: very active or suddenly active

Example: Peter called to say he was getting an earlier train so, I been on a tear to get to the station in time. Read on

on edge

Meaning: to feel tense or unable to relax

Example: I am sorry for snapping at you. I have been a bit on edge since I found out that they are selling our company. Read on

heart touching

Meaning: an event that makes you feel happy

Example: We watched a heart-touching movie about a boy who lived next to a concentration camp during the Second World War. Read on

tick off

Meaning: to make a mark next to items on a list that have been completed

Example: I would like to tick off some more items on my list before going home. Read on

mad at

Meaning: to be angry at a person or situation

Example: I am so mad at Jane because she broke my favourite pair of earrings. I told her not to borrow my things. Read on

seventh heaven

Meaning: being glad

Example: Nicole Kidman was in seventh heaven when she received the award for the best actress. Read on

heavy heart

Meaning: attaining a state of grief

Example: With a heavy heart, we had to leave the funeral ceremony. Read on

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clean slate

Meaning: to wipe the past out and begin afresh

Example: The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate. Read on

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