Common English Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Proverbs
Sample (from 1098 notes)
|Phrasal Verb||piss about|
|Definition||to do stupid things (to someone)|
|Examples||- Stop pissing about and help me with this box. - If you don't stop pissing me about, I'm walking out and never coming back.|
|Note||Many people would consider this expression offensive and avoid using it|
|Proverb||To err is human.|
|Definition||Everyone makes mistakes.|
|Note||To err means to make a mistake; cf. 'error'.|
|Idiom||to play second fiddle|
|Definition||to have a less important job; to be less important|
|Examples||- She's moved to a new department and is finding it difficult to play second fiddle. - I like to be my own boss. I'm not very good at playing second fiddle.|
|Note||A fiddle is a violin. People usually prefer to play first fiddle.|
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