PUT A SOCK IN IT!

PUT A SOCK IN IT!

MEANING Used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise EXAMPLE SENTENCES Hey, put a sock in it, will you? I'm trying to work here. Put a sock in it! Some of us are trying to work around here. Can't you put a sock in it? I'm trying to work.

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TO TAKE (SOMEONE) UNDER ONE’S WING

TO TAKE (SOMEONE) UNDER ONE’S WING

MEANING: If you take someone under your wing, you start to protect and take care of them. EXAMPLE SENTENCES: Jose took Alison under his wing during her first weeks. He took the rookie pitcher under his wing. She took me under her wing and showed me how things were...

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TO BE FLAT BROKE

TO BE FLAT BROKE

MEANING: to have no money at all; completely broke; entirely without funds; penniless EXAMPLE SENTENCES: I can't even pay the rent this month. I'm flat broke. Sorry, I'm flat broke. Not a cent on me. We were flat broke at the time. I can't help you - I'm flat broke...

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TO CRY WOLF

TO CRY WOLF

To ask for help when you do not need it, which may prevent people from helping you when you do need it: The administration has cried wolf so many times, it's difficult to know if there's a problem or not.

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TO BE (RIGHT) UNDER SOMEONE’S NOSE

TO BE (RIGHT) UNDER SOMEONE’S NOSE

to be in a place that you can clearly see: I spent all morning looking for the book, and it was right under my nose the whole time. She shoved the letter under her boss's nose ( = made certain he saw it). I had searched and searched for my path, and finally found that...

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IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, YOU GET BURNED

IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, YOU GET BURNED

If you do something dangerous, you will get hurt: Joe said, "I have no sympathy for race-car drivers who get injured. They should know that if you play with fire, you get burned." My mother always told us that experimenting with hard drugs was playing with...

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