Expressions for low pay: A measly pay A meager salary A paltry wage Working for peanuts Working for chicken feed Idioms for not having enough money: Be short of I was short of money, so I had to borrow some from George. Strapped for cash He sold the painting at an auction when he was strapped for … Continue reading
Blow over means to go away without having a serious effect. Blow up means to start suddenly and with force (as if to explode). EXAMPLE: I listened to their arguments and wondered if their fight will blow up or blow over.
When you are under a cloud, you are suspected of something. Example: Someone stole money from the cash box and now everyone is under a cloud of suspicion. Even the manager is under the cloud. If you are on cloud nine, you are very happy. Example: Susan is on cloud nine these days; she just … Continue reading
An armchair quarterback is someone who offers advice or an opinion on something in which they have no expertize or involvement. An armchair general is a person who sits in a chair behind a computer and leads people or at least attempts to, instead of doing something themselves. Such a person usually complains about government, organization, … Continue reading