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Meaning: to act bravely and courageously in a challenging situation.
Example: Tom gritted his teeth, overcame his fear of heights, and climbed the ladder. Read more ➺
Meaning: something that spoils a pleasant or enjoyable experience.
Example: The fly in the ointment was that the proposal still needed board approval. Read more ➺
Meaning: experience challenges and difficulties.
Example: Brian tried the offshore education business, but he caught a cold after the first month and has still shown no signs of growth. Read more ➺
Meaning: a sign of a particular issue requiring attention.
Example: United, American, and Delta airlines suspended all flights to China. This was a red flag as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Read more ➺
Meaning: a person who achieved greatness even though they came from a place not so great.
Meaning: to have an accident or suffer disaster.
Meaning: to make trouble.
Example: If you don't want any trouble with your boss, then stop rocking the boat. Read more ➺
Meaning: prepare for disaster
Meaning: to perform an inconsequential task or act irresponsibly in the midst of a disastrous event.
Meaning: a fatiguing burden.