The English Corner 10 June

Posted Date : 10-Jun-2018

Might as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb
If the penalty is going to be same, you might as well commit the greater offence.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones
One should not criticize others for faults similar to one's own and risk retaliation.
The best things in life are free
You don't have to pay for what is important: happiness, friendship, good health.

 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.
come up with- Produce an idea or plan.    
Sacha came up with a great idea for the party.

take in- Note with your eyes and register.
She took in every detail of her rival's outfit.

Synonyms and Antonyms

fighter ( noun)
1. a person engaged in military service 
“the debate whether more fighters are needed to bring order to that war-torn country”
Synonyms- dogface, fighter, legionary, legionnaire, man-at-arms, regular, serviceman, trooper, warrior
Antonyms- civilian
2. one that engages in the sport of fighting with the fists 
“a program at the community center for training local youths as fighters”
Synonyms- fighter, gladiator, prizefighter, pug, pugilist
3. a person who takes part in a dispute 
“kept the two fighters apart until they had calmed down and could talk sensibly”
Synonyms- arguer, argufier, bickerer, brawler, debater, disputer, fighter, quarreler (or quarreller), scrapper, squabbler, wrangler


Crowdfunding- Raising money for a project by getting a large number of people to make a small financial contribution, particularly by using a website.
Glass cliff- Refers to a situation where women are selected for positions when there is a strong likelihood of failure.
Onesie- A one-piece garment for adults, rather like a baby’s sleeping suit, usually made of soft material and worn for relaxing or sleeping.

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