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Meanings of The best of both worlds:

A situation in which you can enjoy the advantages of two very different things at the same time

Usage examples:

She works in the city and lives in the country, so she gets the best of both worlds.
phrase

The benefits of widely differing situations, enjoyed at the same time.

Usage examples:

I had the best of both worlds, since i worked as an ordinary member of the crew but fed with the of…

The big time

ˈbɪɡ ˌtaɪm

Meanings of The big time:

noun

Infml the state of being famous or successful

Usage examples:

You’ve really hit the big time now., her influence is secure even though she's had limited experien…
adjective

Used to describe someone or something that is very successful

Usage examples:

Malik is a big-time real estate developer.

Meanings of The birds and the bees:

phrase

Basic facts about sex and reproduction, as told to a child.

Usage examples:

People get bashful when you talk about the birds and the bees
idiom

The basic facts about sex and how babies are produced

Usage examples:

She's only six, but she already knows about the birds and the bees.

Meanings of The bottom line:

noun

The idea that a company's performance must be measured not only in relation to profits, but also to its effect on the environment and society as a whole

Usage examples:

Financial centres' attitudes will only change when triple bottom line issues have a real effect on …

Meanings of The cat is out of the bag:

phrase

Reveal a secret carelessly or by mistake.

Usage examples:

Now that viola had let the cat out of the bag, she had no option but to confess

The cutting edge

ˌkʌt.ɪŋ ˈedʒ

Meanings of The cutting edge:

noun

The most recent stage in the development of something

Usage examples:

His research is at the cutting edge of new therapies for cancer.

Meanings of The done thing:

idiom

What you are expected to do in a social situation

Usage examples:

Don't forget to shake hands - it's the done thing, you know.

Meanings of The elephant in the room:

idiom

An obvious problem that no one wants to discuss

Usage examples:

I don't want to ask the question, but it is the big elephant in the room.

Meanings of The evil eye:

idiom

A look that someone gives other people that is believed to have the power to injure or harm them

Meanings of The jig is up:

phrase

The scheme or deception is revealed or foiled.

Usage examples:

The jig is up; you've had your last chance
idiom

Used for saying that it has been discovered that someone has been doing something wrong or hiding something, and they cannot continue doing it

Usage examples:

Yes, the fed managed to paper over the banks' problems for a while. but now, the jig is up., the ji…

Meanings of The only game in town:

phrase

The only thing worth concerning oneself with.

Usage examples:

Right now, the date with babs looked as if it was the only game in town

Meanings of The powers that be:

phrase

The authorities.

Usage examples:

The powers that be are assessing the situation
idiom

Important people who have authority over others

Usage examples:

It's up to the powers that be to decide what should be done next.

The real mccoy

ˌrɪəl məˈkɔɪ

Meanings of The real mccoy:

phrase

The real thing; the genuine article.

Usage examples:

The apparent fake turned out to be the real mccoy
idiom

The original or true person or thing, and not a copy

Usage examples:

We’ve seen so many reproductions of the mona lisa, but when we were in paris we saw the real mccoy.

Meanings of The salt of the earth:

If you say that someone is the salt of the earth, you mean that they are a very good and honest person.

phrase

A person or group of people of great kindness, reliability, or honesty.

Usage examples:

Your old man was the salt of the earth
idiom

Very good, honest, and reasonable, and not thinking you are special in any way

Usage examples:

They were such a lovely couple. they really were the salt of the earth., he was the sort of person …

Meanings of The time is ripe:

phrase

A suitable time has arrived.

Usage examples:

The time was ripe to talk about peace
idiom

The conditions are good

Usage examples:

The time is ripe for buyers looking for a bigger house.

Meanings of The tip of the iceberg:

idiom

A small and known part of something much larger and unknown

Usage examples:

As with many injuries, the damage we can see is only the tip of the iceberg.

Meanings of The walls have ears we:

phrase

Be careful what you say as people may be eavesdropping.

Usage examples:

There's nothing wrong with that per se but you have to be careful what you say because the walls ha…

Meanings of The whole enchilada:

phrase

The whole situation; everything.

Usage examples:

High-tech gadgetry is the spice, but not the whole enchilada
idiom

Everything that could possibly be included

Usage examples:

Let's throw a party - birthday cake, balloons, the whole enchilada.

Meanings of The whole shebang:

noun

The whole of something, including everything that is connected with it

Usage examples:

The wedding's next week, but my parents are taking care of the whole shebang.

Meanings of The whole way:

idiom

To the goal

Meanings of The wind:

idiom

If something is in the wind, people are talking about it and it may happen, but no one is sure

Usage examples:

Rumours of a takeover are in the wind., the suspects are in the wind.

Meanings of The world is your oyster:

phrase

You are in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer.

Usage examples:

I can do anything i want to, the world's my oyster
idiom

If the world is your oyster, you can do what you want or go where you want

Usage examples:

You're young and healthy and you have no commitments - the world is your oyster.

The-above-mentioned

əˌbʌvˈmen.ʃənd

Meanings of The-above-mentioned:

adjective

Used to refer to things or people in a document or book that have been mentioned earlier

Usage examples:

All of the above-mentioned movies won oscars., i strongly disagree with the last paragraph of the a…

The-abyss

əˈbɪs

Meanings of The-abyss:

noun

A very deep hole that seems to have no bottom

Usage examples:

The country is sinking/plunging into an abyss of violence and lawlessness., she found herself on th…

Meanings of The-administration:

noun

The us government department that is responsible for making rules relating to airports and aircraft

Usage examples:

Under the new proposals, the federal aviation administration would be able to impose "additional se…

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