If your life involves a lot of competition and a hectic schedule, you’re in a rat race.
The question we’re interested in is why “coming out” stands for people revealing their homosexual status, or secrets.
What does it mean when they say someone goes on a “charm offensive”?
Bobby Jindal's tax plan is head and shoulders better than Donald Trump's. Why “head and shoulders”?
Beg to differ literally means we beg your pardon; we want to express a different opinion.
If someone is described as a card carrying member of a certain political party he is considered as a devoted member.
“I didn't believe him but I still gave him the benefit of the doubt.” What does “benefit of the doubt” mean exactly?
You have total trust and confidence in someone or something without evidence or reason.
"Stuff happens" is a saying you use when something bad happens and for no particular good reason.
A cheat sheet is a note you prepare for a test, a television interview, etc, that helps you get the facts right.
Blow by blow, therefore, means hit after hit, one strike after another.