The English Corner 24 December

Posted Date : 24-Dec-2017

lull before the storm

A period of unnatural calm before a difficult time or violent activity is called the lull before the storm. 
The sales start on January 1st. The quiet period before that is just the lull before the storm.
make blood boil
If something makes your blood boil, it makes you really angry.
His condescending attitude made my blood boil!
name (written) on it
If something has someone's name (written) on it, it is intended for that person or it is ideally suited to them.
"That dress would be perfect for you - it's got your name on it!"
off the peg
Clothes that are bought off the peg are purchased in a standard size in a shop and are not made specially for you.
"He can't afford to have his suits made to measure so he buys them off the peg."

Tongue Twister
'Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?'
(Repeat it loudly a few times to check   if you could say it fast, without a slip)

Synonyms and Antonyms
indifference (noun)

lack of interest or concern an alarming indifference toward the well-being of his own children
Synonyms- of indifference apathy, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, nonchalance, torpor, unconcern
Words Related- to indifference halfheartedness, lukewarmness, tepidity, tepidness carelessness, heedlessness, recklessness, unawareness lethargy, listlessness aloofness, coldness, cool, detachment, dispassion callosity, callousness, hard-heartedness, hardness, insensitivity bloodlessness, impassiveness, impassivity, phlegm, stoicism, stolidity
Near Antonyms- of indifference attention, attentiveness, awareness, conscientiousness, curiosity, heedfulness, keenness sensitivity, warmheartedness bias, partiality, prejudice ardor, desire, fervency, passion, vehemence, warmth, zeal
Antonyms- of indifference concern, interest, regard

 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.
hurry up- Be quick / act speedily    
Hurry up! We'll miss the bus!
put back- Replace, return to its proper place    
Put it back on the shelf please.

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