To cross the line

 

Here is the expression of the day:

To cross the line..

When someone crosses the line, it means they have gone too far or done something that goes beyond the limits of acceptable behavior.

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Example:

I think he might have crossed the line when he told our client his offer was not up to scratch (satisfactory)…

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To bat an eyelid

 

The idiom of the day.

To bat an eyelid

If someone doesn’t bat an eyelid, it means: they don’t react at all, or show any emotion if and when they are surprised or shocked.

Example:

We were all stunned at the amazing results but he just didn’t bat an eye lid...Bat an eyelid

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Call the shots!

Here is the expression of the day.

To call the shots..

If you call the shots, it means that you’re in charge of the situation (and tell people what to do).

Example:

I agree with you….He’s so full of great ideas and gets things done.

But in the end it’s the boss who’ll call the shots

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Hats off!

Casually slipping an idiom in your conversation will definitely make you sound more fluent!

Here’s the pick of the day..

Capture d’écran 2015-03-10 à 16.06.12This is something you can say when you want to salute or congratulate someone or something.

Example:

Hats off to you for organising such a great meeting!

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Every cloud has a silver lining …

 

The expression of the day.

Every cloud has a silver lining…

(The sun behind the cloud creates a bright silver edge)

 

It means:

To stay optimistic,  even difficult times will lead to better days.

Every difficult situation has some good aspect to it.

 

Example:

I’m sorry to hear your business is going through rough times.. Keep your chin up*, every cloud has a silver lining !

 

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To cut corners

Here is the idiom of the day.

To cut corners.

It means: To save money by doing something in an easier or cheaper way. To take a shortcut.

Example:

I don’t think we should  cut corners just to save money. We should  put quality first.

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