Take for vs. Take for granted

What is the difference between take for and take for granted? Take for is a phrasal verb. Take for granted is an idiom. They have different meanings. Let’s look at the meaning of each one with example sentences. The phrasal verb TAKE FOR The idiom TAKE FOR...

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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