full as a tick
If someone is (as) full as a tick, they have eaten or drunk too much.
The little boy ate biscuits and drank lemonade until he was as full as a tick.
grin like a Cheshire cat
When someone has a smile on their face because they are happy or satisfied about something, they grin like a Cheshire cat.
I knew she had succeeded when I saw her with a grin like a Cheshire cat.
heat is on
To say that the heat is on means that you are under a lot of pressure to get something done, usually within a time limit.
The project must be ready for next Friday, so the heat is on.
Synonyms and Antonyms
1. having or showing a close attentiveness to avoiding danger or trouble “careful drivers slow down on slick or icy roadways”
Synonyms- alert, cautious, chary, circumspect, conservative, considerate, gingerly, guarded, heedful, safe, wary
Near Antonyms- bold, brash, impetuous, rash, reckless, venturesome; asleep, inattentive, regardless; inconsiderate, thoughtless; lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss; imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; absentminded, forgetful; inadvertent, unintentional, unplanned
Antonyms- careless, heedless, incautious, unguarded, unmindful, unsafe, unwary
2. taking, showing, or involving great care and effort “that furniture maker was known to be a most careful worker, so his output was small”
Synonyms- painstaking, conscientious, fussy, loving, meticulous, scrupulous
Near Antonyms- cursory, halfhearted; heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unguarded, unsafe, unwary; lax, neglectful, negligent, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly; imprecise; inaccurate, uncritical, undemanding, undiscriminating; bold, impetuous, rash, reckless; apathetic, indifferent, lackadaisical, lazy, lazyish
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.
knock out- Cause someone to fall unconscious.
The boxer was knocked out in the first round.