to deal with a difficult situation in a very direct or confident way She decided to take the bull by the horns and try to solve the problem without any further delay.
very or typically American Baseball is as American as apple pie.
informal not at all : not nearly Their house is nowhere near as nice as yours. That is nowhere near enough water. The house is nowhere near finished.
1 : to do something very well the kitchen where a great cook works her magic 2 : to have a desired good effect It may take a few hours for the medication to work its magic.
Get Lost! “Get lost,” when used in a normal sentence, has a simple meaning: not to know where you are. For example, “I got lost in the city while looking for the subway station.” But when “get lost” is used Read More …
A figure of speech is a rhetorical device that achieves a special effect by using words in a distinctive way. Though there are hundreds of figures of speech, here we’ll focus on 20 top examples. You’ll probably remember many of Read More …
feeling nervous : not calm or relaxed She was on edge [=edgy] before her exam. = Her nerves were on edge before her exam.
with little or no difficulty : EASILY I can do that no sweat. “Can you move that big board for me?” “Sure, no sweat.” “Thanks a lot for your help.” “No sweat.” [=helping was not difficult and I was glad to do it]
to make an effort to do something — usually used in negative statements I have so many chores to do, and my sister won’t lift a finger to help me. He never lifted a finger to try to improve his failing grades.
next to each other with the arm of one person linked at the elbow to the arm of another person a couple walking down the street arm in arm