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Hold his breath for her to apologize

2013-09-04 09:56
In a similar expression, he wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

For a kingdom

2013-08-28 09:43
That’s just putting it in another way. A kingdom is a country, a throne, or a symbol of something highly valuable and important.

For all his bark

2013-08-21 10:15
But it turned out to be all bark and no bite, as he eventually kept his government seat.

Take pennies on the dollars

2013-08-14 14:20
To take pennies on the dollars is to get short changed, i.e. forcing one to taking a loss on their investment.

Move the needle

2013-08-07 10:26
Needle refers to the needle of any measurement instrument, such as a weighing machine.

Outstay one's welcome

2013-07-31 09:29
You as a guest do not want to stay in their house for too long lest you’re no longer welcome.

On the house

2013-07-24 15:41
House here is a colloquialism for the café, bar, pub or restaurant or whatever such building (house) you’re in – where you wine and dine.

A drop of spirit

2013-07-17 09:59
These strong liquors are called spirits because they get you high – high in heartbeat and spirit, i.e. mood.

Bone-dry surface

2013-07-03 10:04
I guess bare bones are always dry in comparison to bones covered with flesh and blood. Hence the phrase bone-dry readily makes sense.

Get your ducks in a row

2013-06-26 09:53
In other words, you must get your point across by arranging your major speaking points in proper order.

Reinventing the wheel

2013-06-19 11:24
An American idiom, this phrase usually appears in the negative, e.g. “you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”

Ceremonial post

2013-05-29 11:15
The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, for instance, is such an event - for competing athletes to be formally introduced.

A nice state of affairs

2013-05-22 10:34
The speaker is being sarcastic. The situation is anything but nice.

Drink our body weigh

2013-05-15 10:53
In other words, let’s go and drink a ton, having a good time.

Toe the line

2013-05-08 10:20
“Toe the line” is one of the more commonplace jargons one sees in reports on politics.

Be on a winning streak

2013-04-24 09:56
For example, if they played three games and won them all for the past week, they are on a three-game winning streak.

In teeth of

2013-04-17 14:59
In the marketplace, even gold may get rough and lose its luster (value) when, as they say, the going gets tough.

Cultural backwater

2013-04-10 14:53
In other words, culturally, public transportation was out of fashion. Buses were out. Private cars were in.

Gag gift

2013-03-27 13:07
Gag gifts, again, can be anything that’s strange looking, funny but above all, shocking to behold at first.

A worse version

2013-03-20 09:36
Perhaps there’s something really admirable in another person. No matter, you can do what other people do if you put your mind to it – in your own way.

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