Religion

rake over the coals

Meaning: drag over the coals

Example: My classmate Lily forgot doing her maths homework as she had a function to attend in her family. The teacher literally raked her over the coals for that. Read on

see the light

Meaning: realise or understand something

Example: After my terrible grade in mathematics I saw the light and started working harder. Read on

God helps those who help themselves

Meaning: to be able to come out of a bad situation by self-help rather than hoping for divine intervention

Example: The businessman refused to help you this time because he realized that you run to him every time you have the slightest difficulty. Please remember that he has a business to run and God helps only those who help themselves. Read on

third time’s a charm

Meaning: to say that when a person tries to do something, it works out at the third attempt

Example: The fellow finally managed to pass his exam. As they say, third time's a charm. Read on

devil may care

devil-may-care Meaning: - very casual attitude - worry-free or carefree attitude - reckless - defiant - relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions Examples: 1. ... Read on

Idiom of the Day

all Greek to me

Meaning: used to convey that you cannot understand what is being said or written

Example: Don't try to explain the technicalities of how this machine works; it would be all Greek to me. Read on

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