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wane

Meaning: a period of decline or reduction

Example: With his health on the wane, the coal worker had to take better care of himself. Read on

ride (on) a wave

Meaning: to enjoy the advantages of something

Example: The person that won the lottery was riding the wave of millions of dollars. Read on

leaps and bounds

Meaning: progress very quickly

Example: Regan's reading skills are coming on in leaps and bounds with the new teacher. Read on

in broad daylight

Meaning: during the daytime

Example: Politicians strongly condemn corruption and nepotism during political rallies, yet they go ahead and misuse public resources in broad daylight. Read on

zero hour

Meaning: a time when a crucial decision or essential action must be taken

Example: Right before the dawn, the British military had been waiting for zero hour to start the operation against terrorists in Afghanistan. Read on

waiting time

Meaning: a period of time from when action is requested to when it happens

Example: The waiting time for non-urgent surgery seems to be on the increase over the last five years. Read on

weather the storm

Meaning: handle a difficult period of time successfully

Example: There haven't been any tourists this year, and the hotels, campsites, and restaurants are having to weather the storm until things pick up again. Read on

time puts everything in its place

Meaning: time is persistent; as it passes eventually, everything goes back to its original state or place

Example: After my breakup with Judy, I couldn't understand why things had to end so tragically, but I now understand time puts everything in its place in my new relationship. Read on

without further ado

Meaning: no fuss or ceremony

Example: Steve is very organised and friendly. When we met him last week, he introduced us all to the team without further ado. Read on

old school

Meaning: old fashioned ideas or approach compared to current trends

Example: Dress smart when you come round for dinner, my father is a bit old school. Read on

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go down in flames

Meaning: to fail spectacularly

Example: The company went down in flames after reports came out that it had been financing illegal activities. Read on

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