Thursday, 20 July 2017

Play (merry) hell with someone or something



Play (merry) hell with someone or something

Meaning
To cause trouble for someone or something.

Examples  
1. Insomnia has played hell with her health.
2. Your sick leave really played hell with my schedule.

References  
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/play+hell+with
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/play-merry-hell-with?q=play+hell+with
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/play-merry-hell-with-sth?q=play+hell+with

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Quick Quiz



Insomnia has played (?) with her health.

(= To cause trouble for someone or something.)

1. heaven
2. hell
3. balloons
4. monopoly  

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Monday, 17 July 2017

WOTD: Bloom



Bloom

Word Form
Verb / Noun

Meanings
Verb - Blossom.
Noun - Flower(s).
Noun - A state of greatest beauty.

Examples
1. Cherry trees bloom in spring.
2. He is now in the bloom of youth.
3. I think the bloom is off the rose in the relationship.
   (=The relationship is no longer exciting.)

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/bloom?q=Bloom
http://www.yourdictionary.com/bloom
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/bloom_1

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Retort



Retort

Word form
Verb

Meaning
To reply immediately in an angry or humorous way.

Examples  
1. ‘It is none of your business,’ he retorted.
2. ‘Don’t talk nonsense!’Jeffrey retorted.

References
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/retort
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/retort
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/retort_1

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Quick Quiz



‘It is none of your business,’ he (?).

(= To reply immediately in an angry or humorous way.)

1. acknowledged
2. replied
3. said
4. retorted  

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