Meaning: difficult to discontinue of an aged habit
Example: The colonel still sleeps with a loaded pistol by his side, even though he has retired from the army ten years backs. As they say, old habits die hard. Read on
Meaning: This proverb refers to women who are looking for suitable alliances but aren't able to find them.
Example: He has stood by her in all her troubled times. Usually a good man is hard to find but she has done quite well for herself. Read on
Meaning: a picture conveys information more effectively than words
Example: A good presentation should contain more of graphics and less of text, since a picture is worth a thousand words. Read on
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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The Idioms Dictionary explains common English idioms that are popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand.