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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.

Worlds Apart Phrase

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart means: Greatly separated by differing attitudes, needs, opinions, or temperaments.

Example of use: “They are worlds apart. I can’t imagine how they ever decided to get married.”

Green Thumb Phrase

Green Thumb

‘Green Thumb’ means to be skilled at gardening.

Example of use: “Catelyn has a green thumb – she can make the desert bloom!!”

Take the Fall Phrase

Take the Fall

Take the Fall means: Accept the blame and possibly the punishment for another’s wrongdoing

Example of use: “It was brave of him to take the fall for Danny like that.”

 

As Light as a Feather Phrase

As Light as a Feather

To be ‘as light as a feather’ means to be very light in weight.

Example of use: “Didn’t you pack anything? Your luggage is as light as a feather.”

 

Pig Out Phrase

Pig Out

To ‘Pig Out’ means to eat ravenously; gorge oneself. The phrase describes a situation where you ate a lot more than you should have.

Example of use: “Last night I watched such a sad movie, I pigged out on a full carton of ice-cream to make myself feel better.”

 

Break a Leg Phrase

Break a Leg

The idiom ‘Break a leg’ is usually used in theater to wish good luck to actors before they go up on stage.

Example of use: “Danny’s family told him to “break a leg” right before he went up on stage.”

Copycat Phrase

Copycat

Copycat means: Someone who copies the work or mimics the actions of others.

Example of use: “Ned is a copycat- he can imitate they way you walk and talk!”

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining Phrase

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining means: You can derive some benefit from every bad thing that happens to you.

Example of use: “I found a new job after all and I like this one much better than the last!” Answer: “You see, every cloud has a silver lining.”

Blood is Thicker than Water Phrase

Blood is Thicker than Water

Blood is Thicker than Water means: People who are related have stronger obligations to each other than to people outside the family.

Example of use: “When my best friend and my brother got in a fight I had to help my brother; blood is thicker than water.”

 

Point-Blank Phrase

Point-Blank

Point-Blank means: To explicitly address an issue in a blunt, direct manner, without softening the speech or using subtlety.

You can use the idiom ‘point-blank’ to describe a very direct style of speech.

Example of use: That girl doesn’t leave any room for misinterpretation: when Danny asked her out on a date, she said “no”, point-blank.