Monday, January 2, 2012

An Idiom A Day Keeps B Grade Away

A few words can make your language seem enhanced and convey exactly what you have to. Well, idioms, express more than words. So, use these expressions to communicate more effectively.

Blessing in disguise
Meaning: Something good which isn't recognized in the first instant.
Example: Getting out of the place was a blessing in disguise for me.

A doubting Thomas
Meaning: A skeptic person who needs a tangible evidence to believe.
Example: My boss is a doubting Thomas, there is no point trying to convince him.

A dime a dozen
Meaning: Something that is available in plenty and commonly.
Example: Such bags are available dime a dozen on Fashion Street.

A leopard can't change his spots
Meaning: You can't change who you are.
Example: It's true a leopard can't change his spots, but he sure can change his strategy.

A piece of cake
Meaning: An easy thing to do.
Example: Getting a scholarship was a piece of cake for Frieda.

Against the clock
Meaning: A hectic dash or running against time.
Example: Finishing the paper was a race against the clock.

Cry wolf
Meaning: To intentionally give a false alarm.
Example: "Stop crying wolf, or else no one will come to your help in case of need."

Devil's advocate
Meaning: Someone who takes a position in an argument without knowing the truth. Or someone who counters the argument without believing in it.
Example: He is just playing devil's advocate. Don't fall for the trap.

These were some idioms and their meanings which are frequently used by us.

Dearest Darlings, I would like to assign you with such a fun activity!

1. Find an idiom.
2. Construct a sentence using the idiom.
3. Do it on daily basis starting from 3rd Jan 2012 until 3rd Feb 2012.
4. Compile everything in the most creative way.
5. You may have drawings, pictures etc to add more flavors to your work.
6. Submit your work on time!
7. 20 Best Masterpiece will be rewarded with mystery box! Yeay!


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