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.

Up to Bat

The phrase ‘ Up to Bat’ is used to say when one is being called upon to complete a task, particularly a task for which the said person needs to have a certain skill to succeed in completing the given task.

Blaze A Trail

The expression “Blaze a Trail” is used to talk about leading the way or clearing a path toward progress.
Finding a new path, beginning a new undertaking.

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A Blast From The Past

You use the expression “A Blast from the Past” to talk fondly about someone or something that has returned after an absence or a period of disuse or obscurity.
The phrase is usually a positive or a happy one.

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Make A Splash

The expression “Make a splash” is used to talk about a person or event that makes a sudden, major impact and attracts a great deal of attention or becomes very well known.

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Bats In The Belfry

You use the expression “Bats in the belfry” to indicate that someone is acting eccentric or crazy.

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Fly Off The Handle

The expression “Fly off the Handle” is used to indicate that someone has become irrationally angry due to a complete loss of self-control.

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Doom and Gloom

You use the expression “Doom and Gloom” to discuss a feeling, atmosphere, or sense of despondency, pessimism, or general glumness. The phrase is often connected to political or business dealings as well as to personal feelings.

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Face The Music

You use the expression ‘Face the Music’ to indicate that it is necessary to accept the negative consequences of previous actions.

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Filthy Rich

The term ‘Filthy Rich’ was formerly used to discuss someone who was very wealthy, and who possibly became rich via unfair means. Today, the phrase’s meaning has softened a bit, and it is often used to talk about someone who is extremely rich, even if they became wealthy by honest means.

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Brownie Points

You use the expression ‘Brownie Points’ to indicate a nominal mark of achievement or some kind of kudos for the performance of a positive or creditable act.

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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

The phrase “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is used to discuss the difficulty some seem to have in attracting a suitable male partner or spouse.

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