Meaning: to get angry quickly.
Example: He has a short fuse. He loses his temper for things that don't provoke others to high levels of angry emotion. Read on
Meaning: to exhaust someone's energies or resources by leading a hectic life.
Example: Since starting my new job, I have been burning the candle at both ends. Read on
Meaning: to perform an inconsequential task or act irresponsibly in the midst of a disastrous event.
Meaning: a person who spoils other people's fun.
Meaning: an intelligent and lively person (humorously)
Example: Emma is the bright spark of the school – she scored the highest marks in the class. Read on
Meaning: make a bad situation even worse
Example: The president's racist comments are really going to fan the flames of hatred among the crowd. Read on
Meaning: to go from a bad to worse situation
Example: In a bid to gain independence, she agreed to get married early, not knowing she was jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Read on
Meaning: being shot at
Example: The politician came under fire after it was discovered that he had spend campaign money on lavish parties. Read on
Meaning: everyone avoids repeating a hurting experience again in life
Example: After his first accident, Sam is quite careful in driving now because a burnt child dreads a fire. Read on
Meaning: an action, whether verbal or physical that makes a bad situation even worse
Example: The presidential candidate’s provocative speech in these violent times is only going to add fuel to the flames. Read on