Idioms beginning with P
Meaning: to self-reference someone who is in a bad mood and ready to fight.
Example: During the invasion, the soldiers were full of piss and vinegar, and therefore they went straight into the front lines. Read on
Meaning: easy and clear to understand.
Example: If you are unsure about using the equipment, please read the instructions. Its manual is as plain as day. Read on
Meaning: an unreasonable demand but something that is one's legal right.
Example: If you do not pay the amount of money, I have lent you by the agreed time, I will get a pound of flesh from you in return. Read on
Meaning: a payment system that allows you to pay right before a service you use rather than later.
Example: When it comes to mobile phone contracts, seven out of ten customers opt for pay-as-you-go plans. Read on
Meaning: prepare for disaster
Example: Dad's fishing pole dove into the lake without warning, and he hit the panic button before jumping up with the reel-spinning like crazy in his hand. Read on
Meaning: be open and honest
Example: When John met up with Jane on their first date, John laid his cards on the table for Jane to know what he wanted. Read on
Meaning: to play with or tease someone
Example: The cops do not like playing cat and mouse games with the culprits before catching them. Read on
Meaning: passing blame to another person
Example: That particular supervisor tends to pass the buck of all light duties to newly hired interns. Read on
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
Meaning: something that is a basic or essential element of the whole
Example: Darkness is part and parcel of the night. Read on
Idiom of the Day
Meaning: progress very quickly
Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on
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