Idiom of the week:
a done deal
Meaning: A done deal is an agreement or a decision that is final.
- It′s a done deal so we can go ahead and start planning the details.
- No-one knew about it, but the contract has been a done deal since the senator spoke to the minister last month.
Saying of the week:
A little learning is a dangerous thing
Possible interpretation: It may be safer not to learn something at all than to half-learn it.
Note: This well known proverb originates from Alexander Pope′s "An Essay on Criticism":
A little Learning is a dang′rous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
It is often stated as: "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"
Phrasal Verb of the week
Meaning: to become less serious or more easy-going
Synonym: loosen up (informal)
- My boss is so serious all the time. I wish she′d lighten up and joke around with us sometimes.
- Salima said that if Kareem doesn′t lighten up and learn to have some fun, she′ll stop seeing him and look for someone else.
Quote of the week:
“The difference between school and life? In school, you′re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you′re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” Tom Bodett
Idiom of the week: a done deal
Saying of the week: A little learning is a dangerous thing
Phrasal Verb of the week: lighten up