neelwrites/idiomaticallyyours/03/01/2017

IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: A LICK AND A PROMISE
By Neel Anil Panicker
If one gives something a lick and a promise, it means one has done something in a hurry__and as happens in such cases__,incompletely, and intends to return to it later.
A prime example would be India’s demonetisation exercise launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the fag end of 2016 which has not turned out to be a very well thought out exercise and needs tweaking on an almost weekly basis and hence can be called a lick and a promise.
#idioms#365

IDIOMATICALLY YOURS

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER

By Neel Anil Panicker

This is what they say of people who are found siding with their near and dear ones whenever they are caught in a fight, be it verbal or physical, and definitely financial: blood is thicker than water.

When it comes to awarding multi-million dollar contracts, corrupt politicians always hand over such deals to their relatives as blood is thicker than water.

(c)neelanilpanicker#364

IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT

By Neel Anil Panicker

MEANING: It means being too prying/inquisitive can get you into trouble.

The dishonest politician refused to answer too many probing questions about the source of his wealth, only saying that curiosity killed the cat.

©neelanilpanicker2017#idiom#363

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