Cold shoulder

Cold shoulder

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To give the cold shoulder is a form of body language when a person is ignoring you. To behave towards someone in a way that is not friendly, sometimes for reasons not understood. To show no interest in someone or something. 1. I have...
Head on a platter

Head on a platter

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms If you have someone’s head on a plate you are very angry with them and want them to be punished. A desire for revenge on an enemy. Punishment towards someone. 1. I’m so angry with John, I want his head on a platter....
Fall from grace

Fall from grace

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To fall from grace means to do something wrong and get in trouble with someone. To experience reduced status or prestige, cease to be held in favour. To sin and get on the wrong side of God. 1. My company executives have fallen from...
To walk the walk

To walk the walk

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To walk the walk means to have skill, ability, or experience in a given activity. To show that something is true through your actions. Back up one’s talk with action. 1. You can preach all you want but you should know to walk...
A blacklist

A blacklist

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms A blacklist is a list of persons or organisations under suspicion, or considered untrustworthy or disloyal. A list of people who have been disapproved; to be boycotted or penalised. Those who are not to be hired, served, or otherwise...
In the same boat

In the same boat

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To be in the same boat as someone means being in the same situation; having the same problem. If people are in the same boat, they are in the same predicament or trouble. To be in the same unpleasant situation as other people. 1....
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