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skeleton in the closet

Meaning: a secret of an embarrassing, guilty or shameful nature that you don't want to disclose

Example: I have come to know that Eric has a skeleton in his cupboard. Read on

bitter pill

Meaning: something unpleasant to be endured

Example: Finding out that she was adopted was a hard pill for Hailey to take. Read on

prevention is better than cure

Meaning: easier to stop problems than correct them later

Example: It is good to keep vaccinations up to date as prevention is better than cure. Read on

chill pill

Meaning: something that has a relaxing outcome

Example: Can someone please tell Matthew to take a chill pill? We will be on time for the party. Read on

outbreak

outbreak Meaning the beginning of something suddenly the start of something unpleasant, usually a disease Example Sentences The influenza outbreak had begun that year. I had an outbreak … Read on

cold turkey

Meaning: in a unexpected and sudden way

Example: He had been trying to quit smoking since a year but couldn't, so he decided to go cold turkey. Read on

bitter medicine

Meaning: something difficult to accept

Example: Initially, the lockdown during the pandemic was bitter medicine for all. Read on

butterflies in stomach

Meaning: to feel very nervous and restless

Example: He had butterflies in his stomach as he walked out onto the stage for his dance performance. Read on

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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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