In many ways English is a sexist language. It reflects the society around. Today we will look idioms that were originally used to refer to men but with time they can now also be used for women.
Man of few words
- Sentence-: Richie Benaud was a man of few words.
Meaning-: someone who does not speak too much.
A ladies man
- Sentence- James Bond was a ladies’ man.
Meaning-: Someone who goes out with women, talk to them and hang out more than usual.
Man of his words
- Sentence-: Mahatma Gandhi was a man of his words.
Meaning-: someone who keeps his promise.
Man of the people
- Sentence-: Narendra Modi is a man of the people.
Meaning-: someone who understands and expresses the ideas of the ordinary people
- Sentence-: When I asked Abhishek about his marriage plans, he said he was a confirmed bachelor for at least 4 years.
Meaning-: someone who is single and wants to stay that way.
Fiddle while Rome burns
- Sentence-: You can easily fiddle while Rome burns, but then be ready to face the consequences.
Meaning-: to do trivial matters while ignoring the important issues
On the fiddle
- Sentence-: She has been on the fiddle for a long time.
Meaning-: to be engaged in cheating
Get your just deserts
- Sentence-: Yakub menon in some ways got his just deserts.
Meaning-: Get what you deserve
Up a stump
- Sentence-: I am stuck in an up a stump.
Meaning-: a situation that is too difficult to manage
Nothing succeeds like success
- Sentence-: May be its tough to be successful, but nothing succeeds like success
Meaning-: success brings better and greater opportunities
Out of all the above idioms apart from ,”a ladies’ man” and “confirmed bachelor” others can be used for women as well!
So, go on. Learn the above, grasp them and make them part of your expressions.
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3rd Statement: Thesis statement
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If you have got the life, try hard to not be a waste of space. Go on, read more and learn some of the most interesting idioms.
- WASTE OF SPACE
- SENTENCE-: sometimes the people we consider waste of space are the ones who are the most talented.
MEANING-: someone perceived as useless or incompetent.
- WATCH THE TIME
- SENTENCE-: watch the time while playing, you surely don’t want to be late, right?
MEANING-: ensure that you are aware of the time
- WATCH THE WORLD GO BY
- SENTENCE-: stop watching the world go by and start doing something for yourself.
MEANING-: spend time observing other people going about their business
- WATCH YOUR BACK
- SENTENCE-: Watch your back, you are now the candidate of A party.
MEANING-: protect yourself against danger, usually from someone unexpected off.
- THE WATCHES OF NIGHT
- SENTENCE-: The watches of night have become quite disastrous for me these days, because of the murder I saw that day.
MEANING-: the time of the night when you cannot sleep.
- LIKE WATER
- SENTENCE-: Indian people spend money in marriages like water.
MEANING-: in great quantities
- OF THE FIRST WATER
- SENTENCE-: Milkha Singh is of the first water.
MEANING-: extreme or unsurpassed kind
- WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE
- SENTENCE-: Stop focusing on the water under the bridge, there are other matters that need your attention.
MEANING-: used to refer to situations or events that happened in past and are no longer of any importance.
- MAKE WAVES
- SENTENCE-: Narendra Modi has surely made waves in the past one year.
MEANING-: create a significant impression
- WAX AND WANE
- SENTENCE-: The economic condition of our country has undergone many wax and wanes before settling to something this constant.
MEANING-: undergo alternate ups and downs
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Do you think, you can walk the chalk? By the way have you wondered how is your walk of life? If not, You need to wake up and smell the coffee. Understood a word?? Well, if not, read more and find out the real meaning of these idioms.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE
SENTENCE-: There is a fine line between being optimistic and being blind. You need to wake up and smell the coffee.
MEANING-: Become aware of the realities of a situation, however unpleasant
BE A WAKE UP
SENTENCE-: The crime rates in our country will lower down if the watchmen became wake up,
MEANING-: Be fully alert or aware
WALK ALL OVER
SENTENCE-: You need to be really smart otherwise people will walk all over you.
MEANING-: Defeat easily or take advantage
WALK BEFORE YOU CAN RUN
SENTENCE-: How can you write a book if you don’t even know how to write an essay properly!! Remember you need to walk before your run.
MEANING-: Grasp the basic skills before attempting something more difficult.
WALK THE CHALK
SENTENCE-: You don’t become sober by saying, you need to walk the chalk.
MEANING-: have your sobriety tested
WALK SOMEONE OFF THEIR FEET
SENTENCE-: Often boxers win the fight by first walking their opponents off their feet and then beating them with correct moves.
MEANING-: To exhaust a person by walking
WALK OF LIFE
SENTENCE-: The harder you work, the better is your walk of life.
MEANING-: The position within the society that a person holds or the group he/she belongs because of the job or the work they do.
WALK ON EGGS
SENTENCE-: The Prime Minister is always walking on eggs.
MEANING-: To be extremely cautious about your actions or words.
SENTENCE-: Walking is such a good habit that even if you walk Spanish, I would consider it good
MEANING-: Made to walk under compulsion.
WALK YOUR TALK
SENTENCE-: A country will grow only if the government walks the talk.
MEANING-: Your actions suit your words.