Life

when life gives you lemons

Meaning: make the best out of a difficult situation

Example: She tried to live by the motto 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' Read on

the smell of an oily rag

Meaning: a slim or frugal amount  

Example: When we were students, we didn't have much money and we got by on the smell of an oily rag most days. Read on

silver lining

Meaning: sadness or unpleasant things can have a positive side effect

Example: If it's the tough time in your life, it comes with many silver linings. Read on

way forward

Meaning: the only way to succeed

Example: I believe that digital learning is the way forward. Read on

a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

Meaning: a proverb that means easy situations can never improve you or make you better

Example: You are just cutting days in the comfort of your home and spending your parents' money. You need to really get out and face the actual life. Remember, a smooth sea has never made a skilled sailor. Read on

get a life

Meaning: to stop wasting a lot of time in useless or boring or trivial works

Example: You are working over 100 hours a week, dude, get a life! Read on

turn over a new leaf

Meaning: to alter your behaviour in a positive way

Example: He has not been in trouble this year. He has really turned over a new leaf. Read on

vim and vigor

Meaning: full of energy and enthusiasm

Example: Even though my grandmother is in her 80s, she is still full of vim and vigor. Read on

bucket list

Meaning: a list of achievements or experiences someone wants to have during their lifetime

Example: Go and buy some sweaters, I have many other things left on my bucket list. Read on

once bitten, twice shy

Meaning: a bad experience cause to believe caution

Example: I will never work with Peter again. He expects everyone to do the work on his behalf, once bitten twice shy. Read on

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scrape the bottom of the barrel

scrape the bottom of the barrel Meaning: select from among the worst; to choose from what is left over. Example: As all the candidates who came for the ... Read on

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