Sunday, June 28, 2015

Some Interesting English Phrases PART 9

Posted by Sharath Chandra
Here I am publishing interesting English Phrases along with an examples. These are edited from the Famous Telugu News Daily - Eenadu by Shri M Suresan 

23) Have a pick-me-up =To eat or drink something stimulating. 
example
P1: The long train journey has taken the life out of me. So has it out of you I think. 
P2: You can say that again. let's have a pick-me-up, we shall have something to eat and good coffee. 

24) Disaster stares in the face = unable to avoid something. 
Example
P1: Disaster stares them in the face. With the first crop wiped off, the land is not suitable for the second crop. 
P2: Disaster stares in the face of the Kooodankulam  people of the nuclear plant goes critical. 

25) Sheer negligence = Completely neglect 
Example
P1: What was the cause of the fire accident;

P2: Sheer negligence on the part of the contractors and corruption of the engineers caused the leak in the dam. 

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