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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.

Meme Phrase


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.

A Penny for your Thoughts Phrase

A Penny for your Thoughts

What does a Penny for your Thoughts mean?

It means: What are you thinking about?

Example of use: Steffany, you look very pleased today. A penny for your thought?

Jack of all Trades, Master of None Phrase

Jack of all Trades, Master of None

The phrase ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None’ refers to a person who is competent in many skills, but is not outstanding in any of them.

Example of use: Josh refuses to study one profession. He fails to understand that a jack of all trades is a master of none.

The Ball is in your Court Phrase

The Ball is in your Court

‘The Ball is in your court”‘ means that it’s someone else’s turn to make a move.

Example of use: “It’s not Daniel’s fault the deal isn’t finished, he made the last offer. The ball is in Harry’s court now.”

Sweet Nothings Phrase

Sweet Nothings

The phrase ‘Sweet Nothings’ means: Romantic things that people who are in love say to each other.

Example of use: Joffrey kept leaning across the table, whispering sweet nothings in her ear.

Cross your fingers Phrase

Cross your fingers

Cross your fingers means: To wish for things to happen the way you want them to.

Example of use: Let’s all cross our fingers and hope that our team wins!

Against all Odds Phrase

Against all Odds

The phrase ‘Against all odds’ means despite very low probability; in a most unlikely way.

Example of use: “She managed to win the trophy against all odds.”

Break the Bank Phrase

Break the Bank

Break the Bank means: To lose all of your money.

Example of use: Having the ocean-view apartment without breaking the bank is the dream.

Show of Hands Phrase

Show of Hands

‘Show of Hands’ means raising hands to vote about something.

Example of use: “By a show of hands, how many of you would prefer to have the test on Friday?”

Brazuca Phrase


Means: Someone born in Brazil or something made in Brazil. Also used to describe national pride in anything with a Brazilian nature.

Example of use: Miguel’s wearing all yellow and green colors today, he’s a true Brazuca.