Meaning: a time when people are punished for their past mistakes.
Example: The reckless behavior of drug-taking college students went unabated until the day of reckoning came—they were all sent home. Read on
Meaning: an apotropaic character proposed to protect against the evil and negative.
Example: Many female ticktockers use the hashtag "Medusa tattoo" to symbolize survival. Read on
Meaning: Describes something that seems very pleasant or attractive at first but eventually reveals itself as horrible.
Example: Don't let her beauty fool you. She's just a nightmare dressed like a daydream. Read on
Meaning: a situation suddenly becomes noisy and violent, usually with a lot of people arguing or fighting
Example: All hell will let loose when the caged animals break out of their cages. Read on
Meaning: someone who scrounges from others
Example: Josh has turned up at my house three times this week just as I'm cooking dinner. What a sponger! Read on
Meaning: doing or about to do something illegal or wrong
Example: They caught him red-handed with his fingerprints all over the murder weapon. Read on
Meaning: to have an evil plan
Example: The children can be up to no good cooped up in that attic together for two hours. You must go up and check. Read on
Meaning: something unpleasant that must be done in order to achieve a goal or objective
Example: Mike saw his going to work for his father as a necessary evil if he was ever to own his own company someday Read on
Meaning: the misfortune which turns out to have advantages
Example: Losing that job turned out to be a blessing in disguise for him as it forced him to plunge into business. Read on
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Meaning: progress very quickly
Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on
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