neelwrites/idiomaticallyyours/07/01/2017

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.

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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.

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#IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: DEAD DUCK

By Neel Anil Panicker

MEANING : A useless, worthless, or outmoded person or thing.

EXAMPLE:  The Congress needs to pull up its act soon and find able leader to replace Rahul Gandhi or else it would soon be  a dead duck.

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#IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: AS EASY AS A PIE

By Neel Anil Panicker

MEANING: Something which is very easy

EXAMPLE: PM Modi thought the current demonetisation drive would be as easy as a pie.

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IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: FOAM AT THE MOUTH

By Neel Anil Panicker

 

MEANING: To be extremely angry

EXAMPLE: When last year on November 8 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of  high value currency notes it left a lot of black money hoarders foaming at their mouths.

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IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET

By Neel Anil Panicker

 

MEANING: Headed for complete disaster; deteriorating rapidly

 

EXAMPLE: A lot many people around the world are of the view that with the election of Donald Trump as the US President, America is going to hell in a handbasket.

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IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: GIVE SOMEBODY THE ELBOW

By Neel Anil Panicker

 

MEANING: To end a relationship or a friendship with someone.

 

EXAMPLE: Instigated by his wily uncle, Akhilesh has finally decided to give his father the elbow.

 

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IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: HARD CHEESE

By Neel Anil Panicker

 

MEANING: tough luck; going through an adverse situation

 

EXAMPLE: It’s really hard cheese for the poor people of the country ever since the demonetisation of high value currency notes.

 

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IDIOMATICALLY YOURS: IT’S ANYONE’S CALL

By Neel Anil Panicker

MEANING: A situation or competition where all possible outcomes are likely

EXAMPLE:  None that there is genuine discontentment simmering against the demonetisation drive, it’s anyone’s call as to the outcome of the forthcoming elections.

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