Someone who is wealthy and smug. For Example: An investment banker who spends thousands of dollars on dinner every night could be referred to as a “Wall Street fat cat.”
Any product, business or idea that generates a steady stream of cash flow. For Example: “Those vending machines are a cash cow.
Almost certain to happen. If something is “in the cards“, it will probably happen. “Not in the cards” is also a common phrase. For Example: if a guy asked a girl on a date she could reject him by saying “it’s just not in the cards.”
Something bad that nearly happens or a difficult decision. For Example: If lightining struck ten feet away, you would say, “wow, that was a close call!” If you are trying to decide between two restaurants you could say, “I don’t know… it’s a close call.”
Getting your way on both wishes. For Example: A man who wants to have a wife and also a girlfriend on the side would be trying to “have his cake and eat it too.”
When something is capable of happening “at the touch of a button,” it means it could be done immediately. For Example: A boss might ask an employee, “how long would it take you to finish this job?” The employee could respond, “I could have it done at the touch of a button.” In this instance, […]
An indicator that someone is taking an issue very seriously. For Example: If a politician’s top priority was to remove dog waste from the parks, you could say, “wow, that guy really means business when it comes to cleaning up the parks!”
Something you hold in low priority or something that does not require immediate attention. For Example: “That project is on the back burner for now, there are other important things I need to focus on.”