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...
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...
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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