Work like a dog

Work like a dog

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To work like a dog means to work very hard. To work extremely hard. To work day and night; overtime. 1. You’ve got to invest in stocks when the time is ripe and that means now!   2. I’m waiting until the time is ripe...
Rat out

Rat out

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To rat out means to reveal incriminating or embarrassing information about someone, especially to a person in authority. To tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another. To tell on someone. 1. Johnny ratted...
Better left unsaid

Better left unsaid

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms Better left unsaid means something that should not be discussed. Something that everyone is thinking but would cause difficulty talking about. When it is better to not say anything at all. 1. I don’t know how I should tell you,...
A living hell

A living hell

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms A living hell refers to an extremely unpleasant place or experience. A situation that is extremely unpleasant for someone. A continuing state of extreme pain, punishment or torment with no seeming chance of reprieve. 1. The high...
Monkey see, monkey do

Monkey see, monkey do

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms When someone says monkey see, monkey do it means that people imitate what they see other people doing. Children learning behaviour by copying what they see happening around them. Copying the behaviour of another without reason or...
Rule with a velvet glove

Rule with a velvet glove

What does it mean?ExamplesSynonyms To rule with a velvet glove means to rule in a very gentle way. Used to describe someone who seems to be gentle but is in fact forceful and determined. A person who has a gentle, sweet, or unassuming appearance or disposition, but...
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