Bury the lede?

2016-07-01 12:02

To “bury the lead” is to bury the most important fact deep among other, lesser facts and not to tell it first.

Kick the tires?

2016-06-28 14:05

The expression “kicking the tires” means doing the normal and necessary check-ups before any endeavor.

War chest?

2016-06-24 11:05

In political campaigns, war chest is synonymous with campaign funds, money a candidate receives from donors to be used as future campaign expenses.

Two minds?

2016-06-21 11:00

When someone is in or of two minds about or over something, they have two conflicting choices to make but cannot make a decision.

Toast of the town?

2016-06-17 11:44

Later in the 1700s it became the norm for any celebrated person, male or female, to be applauded by a toast.

Moments that take our breath away

2016-06-14 11:19

If something takes our breath away, it is very engaging and shocking and surprising.

Spitball some ideas?

2016-06-07 10:57

People, especially businesspeople, like to say they're spitballing when they make a proposal to see other people's responses and reactions.

Both sides of the aisle?

2016-06-03 11:20

Both sides of the aisle stand for both of the two American political parties, Republicans and Democrats.

莎士比亚:词语创新的能手

2016-06-01 14:06

我给大家简要介绍一下莎翁在词语创新和遣词造句方面的独特风格。

Coming home to roost?

2016-05-31 12:06

Bad words or deeds will come back to bite you as sure as chickens will come home to roost no matter how far they have gone during the day.

Flip the script?

2016-05-27 10:26

If people metaphorically flip the script on something, they do the opposite of what they're supposed to do, surprising everyone as a result.

Sisyphean task

2016-05-24 10:52

People liken repetitive and endless jobs of that type and nature to the unenviable job of Sisyphus.

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