Tip of the iceberg?

2015-12-15 11:13

It indicates that the problem could be much larger and much more serious than what meets the eye.

伪造的屠呦呦“致辞”为何这么火?

2015-12-15 10:41

屠呦呦女士12月7日在瑞典发表诺奖感言,却在国内流传出两个版本。

Going back to the drawing board?

2015-12-11 12:09

If you’re going back to the drawing board, it implies failure or at least some degree of imperfection.

Earn your keep?

2015-12-08 10:58

Earn one’s keep means one must work to make a living instead of being a parasite.

Swan song?

2015-12-04 11:32

“Swan song” means last performance. Why?

Close, but no cigar?

2015-12-01 12:18

It means that you’ve come close, but no victory, hence no medal and no victory lap.

White-collar crime?

2015-11-27 11:48

It refers to crimes committed by office holders instead of the usual violent types such as the street burglar or the bank robber.

Selling out?

2015-11-24 11:28

When a politician says in an election campaign “I’m not selling out”, he is promising his voters that he’s not going to betray them.

King’s ransom?

2015-11-20 11:53

A king’s ransom means an unusually large amount of money.

Pole position?

2015-11-17 11:12

Ronaldo being in pole position is a metaphor implying that currently he is in front of the competition.

Riding the pine?

2015-11-13 11:38

Riding the pine is a sports term for someone sitting on the bench instead of playing.

She wears every thought and emotion on her sleeve

2015-11-10 10:29

To say that she wears her thoughts and emotions on her sleeve is to say she shows her thoughts and emotions easily.

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