Lion

lion’s share

Meaning: the biggest part of something

Example: Karen always keeps a lion's share – I won't work with her anymore. Read on

the lion’s den

Meaning: a place which is uncomfortable

Example: Two of the new students were thrown into the lion's den as their ragging was taking place. Read on

throw to the wolves

Meaning: ings: - allow somebody else to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect one - to sacrifice someone to save the rest - to abandon someone to harm - sacrifice someone, especially so as to save oneself Examples: 1. Don't try to throw my brother to the wolves. I'll tell the fact about the entire issue. 2. When I got to know that they he is very dangerous person to whom I was dealing with, I felt I'd been thrown to the wolves. 3. If Jessica doesn't achieve as they expect, they'll throw her to the dogs. Origin: The first term comes from Aesop's fable about a nurse who threatens to throw her charge to the wolves if the child does not behave. [First half of 19

Example: ings: - allow somebody else to be criticized or attacked, often in order to protect one - to sacrifice someone to save the rest - to abandon someone to harm - sacrifice someone, especially so as to save oneself Examples: 1. Don't try to throw my brother to the wolves. I'll tell the fact about the entire issue. 2. When I got to know that they he is very dangerous person to whom I was dealing with, I felt I'd been thrown to the wolves. 3. If Jessica doesn't achieve as they expect, they'll throw her to the dogs. Origin: The first term comes from Aesop's fable about a nurse who threatens to throw her charge to the wolves if the child does not behave. [First half of 19 Read on

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as mad as a hatter

Meaning: it refers to someone being completely crazy

Example: The way he dressed for the event, he must be as mad as a hatter. Read on

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