Under the weather – idiom

The meaning of under the weather When someone is under the weather, it means that the person: is slightly ill. feels a little sick. doesn’t feel well. Sometimes the person’s (body) defences are low and they feel tired or exhausted too. Under the...

Throw in the towel – idiom

To throw in the towel = to quit; to give up; to concede defeat The origin of this idiom comes from boxing. When a boxer is being hit too much, is losing the fight and has great difficultly to continue, then sometimes his coach (or trainer) will throw a towel (or a...

Sit on the fence – Idiom

To sit on the fence = to be uncommitted or undecided = to remain neutral on a certain topic = to not have a stance or open opinion about a topic = to be unable or unwilling to commit oneself to one side of an argument or dispute This English idiom is used when a...

The icing on the cake – Idiom meaning

First, before we look at the meaning of this idiom, what is icing? Icing = a sugary substance used as coating on cakes or cookies (biscuits) to make them look better or to enhance its flavour. The meaning of Icing on the cake Simple definition: Something that makes a...

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