The English Corner 12 April

Posted Date : 12-Apr-2018

(come) hell or high water

If you declare that you will do something come hell or high water, you mean that you will do it in spite of the difficulties involved.
Come hell or high water I've got to be on time for the interview.
(go to) hell in a handcart
If someone or something is going to hell in a handcart, their condition is poor and continues to deteriorate.
This used to be a nice place to live, but now the area is going to hell in a handcart.
hit the spot
If something hits the spot, it is exactly what is needed or wanted.
On such a hot day, a cool drink would really hit the spot!

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.
look away- Turn your head away so as not to see    
The scene was so horrible that I had to look away.

Synonyms and Antonyms
company (noun)

1 an organized group of stage performers a city that is fortunate enough to have two thriving stage companies
Synonyms of- company troop, troupe
2. a group of people working together on a task A company of carpenters constructed the frame of the house in no time.
Synonyms of- company army, band, brigade, crew, gang, outfit, party, platoon, squad, team
3. a commercial or industrial activity or organization She works for a construction company.
Synonyms of- company business, concern, enterprise, establishment, firm, house, interest, outfit
4. the feeling of closeness and friendship that exists between companions enjoying each other's company
Synonyms of- company brotherhood, camaraderie, community, companionship, comradery, comradeship, fellowship, society
Near Antonyms of- company forlornness, loneliness, lonesomeness
5. a position within view I would prefer that you not mock your so-called friends while in my company.
Synonyms of- company presence, sight.

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