Sunday, May 11, 2008

Interesting Idioms

The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back ( one last thing that finally made the you upset ... ) He came to work late every day that week. Then on Friday, he didn't show up at all. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Variety Is The Spice Of Life ( life is exciting when you try different types of experiences ... )

Preaching To The Choir ( trying to make believers out of people who already believe ... )

The Writing On The Wall ( the signs of a coming change ... ) Some people chose not to see it, but the writing was on the wall; the government had to change.

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right ( it is never right to do wrong to another person ... )

The Devil Is In The Details ( the difficult part is in the many small details ... )

Flash In The Pan ( a sudden success that disappears quickly ... )

Haste Makes Waste ( when we do things too quickly we are likely to end up with poor results ... )

People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones ( don't criticize other people when you yourself have faults and weaknesses ... )

Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools ( when you have nothing to do you are more likely to get into trouble ... )

On Your Last Leg ( the end is near ... )

Come Hell Or High Water ( no matter what else happens ... )

The Pot Calling The Kettle Black ( to say something about someone else which is actually true of you yourself ... )

When Pigs Fly ( that thing will never happen ... )

Dog-Eat-Dog ( people are looking out for their own interests ... )I have been in this business for twenty years. It's dog-eat-dog. The competition is always trying to steal your customers.

Everything But Kitchen Sink ( almost everything has been included ... )Wow, your suitcase is huge. What do you have in there? Everything but the kitchen sink?

Under The Gun ( under a lot of pressure to get something done ... )

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