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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.

Bend over Backwards Phrase

Bend over Backwards

“Bend over Backwards” means to work very hard to accomplish something.

Example of use: “We bent over backwards to help him, and he never ever thanked us”.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Phrase

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!”


Let the Cat Out of the Bag Phrase

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.”

Going Overboard Phrase

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.

Learn the Ropes Phrase

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.”



Bring Home the Bacon Phrase

Bring Home the Bacon

The phrase “bring home the bacon” 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.

Curiosity Killed the Cat Phrase

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.”


A Slip of the Tongue Phrase

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

The phrase “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.”

No Strings Attached Phrase

No Strings Attached

The phrase “no strings attached” 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!”