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lightning fast

Meaning: extremely quick

Example: At recess, the boys and girls run lightning fast. Read on

rain or shine

Meaning: Doing something regularly regardless of the circumstances.

Example: My brother is an early riser, but he runs at sunrise, come rain or shine. 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

silver lining

Meaning: sadness or unpleasant things can have a positive side effect

Example: If it's the tough time in your life, it comes with many silver linings. Read on

in a fog

Meaning: in a great confusion

Example: Jane always seems to be in a fog. Read on

fair-weather friend

Meaning: used to refer a friend who is not reliable in difficult times

Example: Simran is looking for a loyal friend, not a fair-weather friend. Read on

beat the heat

Meaning: finding a way to stay cool when it is very hot outside

Example: I have found that drinking a cool glass of water helps to beat the heat in summer. Read on

run for cover

Meaning: to seek shelter

Example: We ran for cover as soon as the storm broke. Read on

every cloud has a silver lining

Meaning: there is something good in everything that's bad

Example: Reena was depressed to be confined to bed after her surgery, but over time, when she could spend a lot of time with her family and catch up with old friends, who came to visit her, she realized that every cloud has a silver lining. Read on

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come to a pretty pass

Meaning: a bad situation

Example: Things have come to such a pretty pass that nowadays parents are afraid of advising their children. Read on

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