Halo effect describes the situation where one’s positive attitude towards a person can lead to bias in their favor.
In other words, the bone is a consolation but perhaps little consolation after all, when all is said and done.
Thick and thin are opposites. In terms of friendship, it points to the highs and lows of their relationship.
Zimmerman initially walked away for free. But a year later he was brought to trial for second-degree murder.
Arrested development describes the situation where youngsters have stopped or slowed down in physical growth.
In other words, the occasion came and went without making a lot of noise.
These days, as society at large becomes more mobile – not noble – and diversified, polite society is more inclusive.
Here striking distance means simply a short distance, a distance so short it’s as if the sea is within reach.