The English Corner 14 November 2017

Posted Date : 14-Nov-2017

horse of a different colour
To describe a person or a problem as a horse of a different colour means either that the person does things differently from others, or that the nature of the problem is entirely different.
I expected to negotiate with the sales manager, but the chairman turned up - now he's a horse of a different colour!
keep under wraps
If something is kept under wraps, it is held secret and not revealed to anyone.
The plan was kept under wraps until the contract as officially signed.
lash out
If you lash out at somebody, you attack them, usually verbally.
On the ninth hole, Pete suddenly lashed out at Scott and accused him of cheating

 Phrasal Verbs
A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition or an adverb; the combination creates a meaning different from the original verb. Below you will find a list of phrasal verbs in alphabetical order with their meaning and an example of use.
get together- Meet each other    
Let's get together for lunch one day.
miss out (on)- Lose an opportunity to do something.    
If you leave before Saturday you'll miss out on the party.

Synonyms and Antonyms
prominent (adjective)

1. likely to attract attention. an attorney who occupies a prominent position in the town's social hierarchy
Synonyms- of prominent arresting, bodacious, bold, brilliant, catchy, commanding, conspicuous, dramatic, emphatic, eye-catching, flamboyant, grabby, kenspeckle [chiefly Scottish], marked, noisy, noticeable, pronounced, remarkable, showy, splashy, striking
Near Antonyms- of prominent subtle concealed, hidden, shrouded dim, faint, obscure insignif cant, undistinguished, unimportant modest, unaffected, unassuming, unpretentious conservative, plain, quiet, simple, understated muted, restrained, subdued, subtle, toned-down, unflashy
Antonyms- of prominent
inconspicuous, unemphatic, unflamboyant, unnoticeable, unobtrusive, unremarkable, unshowy
2. widely known prominent figures in the history of sports
Synonyms- of prominentbig-name, celebrated, famed, noted, notorious, famous, renowned, star, visible, well-known
Near Antonyms- of prominentinsignificant, unimportantinconspicuousundistinguished, unexceptionalunpopular
Antonyms- of prominent anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unfamous, unknown, unsung.


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