Ocean

tide over

Meaning: temporary help (often financial)

Example: When I was at university, my mother always sent me food parcels to tide me over until my next grant cheque came. 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

sea change

Meaning: to have a big change in perspective

Example: There was a sea change in his personality after he married his wife. Read on

at sea

Meaning: It means to be confused or not understand something at all.

Example: I was at sea when he started discussing quantum physics during dinner. Read on

a drop in the ocean

Meaning: a very tiny part of something big

Example: Her cry was only a single drop in the ocean compared to the billions of tears shed by mourners after the war. Read on

on the crest of a wave

Meaning: to reach the highest point of success

Example: The music band comprising engineering students is currently on the crest of a wave, with a launch of new album it has planned for next year. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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