Date of publication: 2017-09-04 12:05
Being polite before or after using a swear word or obscenity or something which could be interpreted as obscene. in conversation. Some use of the expression is facetious, or has another interpretation.
According to this brochure, I should change my errant ways and buy anything they think I should buy, because they apparently know more about what I like than I do.
Genocide committed against a specific group of people. Usage has extended to create other contexts describing actions in terms of getting rid of people.
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This idiom has both a vernacular and a legal meaning which is used as a non-legal idiom. It means, basically, in the same context as Cool, Calm down , referring by implication to the opposite idiom, a hot temper.
The ever-omniscient local council has sent us a letter saying the garbage will be picked up on Wednesday instead of Thursday, when they've been doing it on Thursday for years.
British expression, derived from movie of the same name. Literally translates as fully naked, but now means making a full effort to go through the entire process.
Originally related to a postwar American car which became famous as The Lemon, hated by motorists and the auto industry. Now relates to a bad product of any kind.
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Traditional idiom. To over commit oneself to one thing or course of action, and have no other options. The risk is that if that's a mistake, the person loses everything.
Like they say, a rolling stone gathers no moss: He wasn"t going to hang around waiting years for them to do something when the business was in trouble.
American expression derived from game shows in which contestants were told to Come On Down. This is a satiric expression, denoting the person and/or the situation don't deserve to be taken seriously.
Idioms are, literally ideas as expressions. They develop from older usage, where the words mean something other than their literal meaning. In some cases the meaning of the original expression has been lost, or is an archaism.