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Phrase of the Day

Ginger’s Phrase of the Day provides you with a daily dose of interesting facts and trivia on some of the more, and less, common phrases in the English language. Learn the real meaning behind these phrases, when and how to use them and other less-known info behind each phrase.

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A wolf in sheep’s clothing means someone who hides malicious intent under the guise of kindliness.

Example of use: “Don’t trust the salespeople at the store; they are all wolves in sheep’s clothing!”

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Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Let the cat out of the bag means accidentally revealing information that you weren’t supposed to reveal.

Example of use: Tim let the cat out of the bag about my surprise birthday party.

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Going Overboard

Going overboard means to do too much, go over the top in excess.

Example of use: Matt went overboard when he spent so much money on my birthday present.

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Learn the Ropes

Learn the ropes means to learn how to do something.

Example of use: Once I learn the ropes at my new job, I won’t be so nervous and I’ll be very good at the work I do.

 

 

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Bring Home the Bacon

What does the phrase “bring home the bacon” mean?

It means: to earn a living for the family.

Example of use: His wife chooses not to work, so Robert has to bring home the bacon.

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Curiosity Killed the Cat

Means: being too curious may bring about problems for you.

Example of use: ”Hey, I wonder what’s down that street; it looks awfully dark and creepy.” Answer: “Let’s not try to find out. Curiosity killed the cat.”

 

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A Slip of the Tongue

What does the phrase “A Slip of the Tongue” mean?

It means an error in speaking in which the speaker says something unintentionally.

Example of use: ”Be careful talking to the police tomorrow; one slip of the tongue could get us into big trouble.”

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Get Over It

What does the phrase “Get Over It” mean?

“Get Over It” means to accept something that happened in the past and move on.

Example of use:

Danny: “I’m really bummed that I lost the game last night”.

Rosa: “You need to get over it and focus on winning today’s game.”

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No Strings Attached

What does the phrase “no strings attached” mean?

It refers to the act of doing something without asking for anything in return.

Example of use: Danny said he’d do your chores today, no strings attached!

 

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Meme

Means: An idea or behavior that is passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.

In Internet culture: An image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.