Saturday, 27 February 2016

Word of the week: to kill two birds with one stone

Definition: to succeed in achieving two things in a single action

Similar phrases: A win-win situation, the best of both worlds.

Examples: - I will go to the restaurant and drop this letter off at the post office on the way; that way, I'll kill two birds with one stone.


Friday, 19 February 2016

Word of the Week: to make a long story short

Definition: telling something briefly, coming to the main point

Synonyms: to shorten, abbreviate, summarise

Examples: To cut a long story short, I got the job.

Leave out the details, make this long story short.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Word of the Week

Definition: said to show that you cannot know what something or someone is like by looking only at that person or thing’s appearance

Synonyms: don't make superficial judgements, don't judge by appearances 

Examples: I don’t agree with you, I think he has got skills, you can’t judge a book by its cover.