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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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Hit The Sheets

The phrase “hit the sheets’  means going to bed or falling asleep.

Examples in use: “ Exhausted from her day at in the office, Hannah hit the sheets.”

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A Lemon

The phrase ‘A lemon’ typically describes a second hand vehicle that, once purchased, ends up having plenty of flaws.

Examples in use:

”My brothers’ car is a lemon. He spends half of his weekend fixing his car.”

“It’s fine to look for a good deal; just be sure that you don’t end up buying a lemon.”

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A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted

The phrase ‘a fool and his money are easily parted’ means to say that stupid individuals don’t know how to save their cash.

Example in use: “Mike likes living in style – but then a fool and his money are easily parted.” 

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Don’t Give Up The Day Job

The phrase “don’t give up the day job ” means that you ought to keep doing what you are great at, instead of taking a stab at something new or turning your hobby into your profession.

Example of use: “I tasted the cupcake you baked yesterday. My feedback is: don’t give up your day job!”

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Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead

The phrase ‘wouldn’t be caught dead’ is used to say that you really don’t like something or wouldn’t want to be seen in that situation.

Examples in use: “He is very conscious of his public image and wouldn’t be caught dead doing anything that might batter his image.”

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To See The Back Of

The phraseto see the back of” means that you’ll be glad when somebody leaves because you do not get along or do not like that persona.

Example in use: “My sister-in-law became an absolute pain, I was really pleased to see the back of her.”

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Off One’s Rocker

The phrase ‘off one’s rocker’ is used to say that someone is insane or not thinking properly.

Example in use: “If you think that you are going to win the jackpot this week, you are off your rocker.”

 

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Cross That Bridge When You Come To It

The phrase “cross that bridge when you come to it” is used to say that you don’t need to ponder over a situation until it really happens.

Example of use: “My sister worries too much about what might happen when her kids grow up and move out, so people are always saying “you’ll cross that bridge when you come to it” to her.

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Keep Something At Bay

The phrase ‘keep something at bay’ means; that you try to stop a problematic situation from getting closer to you.

Example in use: “That kid is very problematic; I am doing my best to keep him at bay.”

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Far Cry From

The phrase ‘far cry from’ means that something turned out very different from the anticipated outcome or result.

Example of use: “What the president had achieved during his presidency was a far cry from what he had promised during his run for election.”