English: The Idiom Addict
Issue 41 contains more idioms than usual, So here are a few of them, with their definitions:
"Movers and Shakers" Cover: people with power and influence.
"'breaking in' newcomers" Page 9: to train or instruct. Often used to describe the taming of wild horses on a ranch.
"a ticking time bomb" Page 14: something that becomes more dangerous or detrimental the longer it sits. It will eventually explode.
"Getting in the Swing" Page 16: leaning how things are supposed to be done.
"scraping into" Page 17: achieving something by the smallest of margins.
"finding your sweet spot" Page 17: finding the place where you are meant to be.
"glued to her TV" Page 21: watching intently.
"in your face advice" Page 23: information you cannot ignore.
"in black and white" Page 23: made very clear.
"take for granted" Page 28: To assume that something is true or will proceed as planned.
"salt of the Earth" Page 28: A biblical quote for people who are considered the best or noblest part of society.