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salt of the earth

Meaning: A person who is considered to be honest, dependable, and trustworthy.

Example: Alicia is the salt of the earth, always willing to help without expecting anything in return. Read more ➺


bigger fish to fry

Meaning: to have other, more important things to do.

Example: You are not worth my time or energy; I have bigger fish to fry. Read more ➺


hot potato

Meaning: refers to a controversial or sensitive topic that people avoid discussing.

Example: The topic of religious beliefs can often be a hot potato, with individuals having sensitive feelings. Read more ➺


half baked

Meaning: imperfectly or inadequately planned, prepared, or developed.

Example: That was a half-baked idea; it would never work in practice. Read more ➺


sweet tooth

Meaning: a great fondness for sweet-tasting foods.

Example: My niece has a sweet tooth, as she continually begs me to make her something sugary. Read more ➺


cry over spilt milk

Meaning: to cry about past events that cannot be undone.

Example: While it's sad that the results have not been as good as you expected, you should now focus on moving ahead and achieving better results next time; there is no use crying over spilt milk. Read more ➺


food for thought

Meaning: an idea or subject to think about.

Example: The manager's meeting today has given me a lot of food for thought about whether I want to continue working for this company. Read more ➺


take with a grain of salt

Meaning: to understand that something is not completely true or right

Example: I have read the article, but I take it with a grain of salt. Read more ➺


know which side one’s bread is buttered

Meaning: to be cognizant of where one's interests lie in a given situation.

Example: He tries to come across as a neutral party, but he is very aware of which side his bread is buttered on. Read more ➺


silver spoon

Meaning: having a rich or privileged background

Example: Many fans believed that Vince was a silver spoon kid. Read more ➺


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