Religion

rake over the coals

Meaning: to give someone a hard time for a mistake they supposedly did

Example: drag over the coals 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

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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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