An expression that has a very specific meaning, different from what the words would suggest if used separately.
With the firm intention of doing something.
To decide not to do something.
To say good things about somebody or something.
To depend on something.
To generate enough money to be profitable.
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Turn over a new leaf
Ever thought you could be an even better version of yourself? Then you’re bound to use this idiom quite a lot! If we turn over a new leaf, we decide to become better people and change the way we behave.
Examples:“Peter has just decided to volunteer at our summer camp, I get the impression he’s ready to turn over a new leaf”; “Many people see parenthood as the perfect chance to turn over a new leaf.”
Get cold feet
There are times when we’re completely determined to do something… but we get scared and opt out of it at the very last minute! That’s what getting cold feet is all about. Ever been through that situation?
Examples: “Jane seemed super excited about her wedding… but she got cold feet and called off the whole thing”; “I wouldn’t trust the investors, you never know if they might get cold feet.”
The best thing since sliced bread
Often used humourously, this idiom describes an invention that is very helpful and innovative. It can also be used to refer to an excellent person –make sure to use it next time you want to praise something or someone!
Examples: “Virtual assistants are the best thing since sliced bread – I no longer need to type to look for information!”; “James is the best thing since sliced bread, you can count on him for whatever you need!”
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
There are times when we take risks and put all of our energy into one specific project we believe in. If we are told not to put all our eggs in one basket, we are being advised to be careful and have other projects/people we can rely on!
Examples: “If I were you, I wouldn’t put all my eggs in one basket. The project you’re investing in might not turn a profit”; “I currently have three jobs, I don’t feel comfortable putting all my eggs in one basket in this economy.”