Two things that have very little in common. Chalk and cheese have little in common with each other. For Example: if you say “those two people are like chalk and cheese,” you’re saying that they are not alike.
To share your beliefs or opinion in a conversation. For Example: “If you want my two cent’s worth, I think he would make a terrible President.”
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, […]