Idioms from the News and Weather Words
The sun shines brightly (adverb) today.
It was bit chilly (adjective) this morning.
I found the air nippy this morning.
To nip is to take a small piece out of something. A nippy
day is one where you feel this on your cheeks.
I saw the first frost this morning. Just a little bit here
and there on the roofs and the tops of cars.
If you want tulips, daffodils, crocuses in the Spring, plant your bulbs
after the first frost.
The weather forecasters predict a hard winter. The air felt
refreshing this morning.
It was chilly (adjective meaning a bit cold) this morning.
It was pretty crisp (adjective), wasnt it? (Ann Q, the
secretary, said this to me) It was a crisp morning. It was
refreshing. It was also the first frost of this fall.
Headline: High-flying Cowpland suffers a
reversal (noun) He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corel. He is
in some kind of trouble in the business. He is accused of insider
trading. We can also call him a high flyer.
He drives a Porsche (150,000-dollar car)
He lives in a very large and fancy mansion in Toronto with gold in the
glass of the windows. He has a beautiful wife who was a model.
Li Ka Sheng is a high flyer. He is flashy. He shows off his money
6/49 The Spend Doctor. He helps you to spend your
This is a play on words; it refers to a spin
doctor. After the politician makes a mistake, he goes to see his
spin doctor to ask for advice on what he should do. A spin
doctor helps you to decide on the spin. The spin
is the way we will solve a problem, or show ourselves to the public.
A beautiful woman is called a bombshell.
The idea that a bomb was a kind of strong effect is about 300 years
old in English. The Blonde Bombshell was a movie in 1934, starring
Jean Harlow, a famous and beautiful blonde woman.
Central bank stockpiles (put some extra aside for
an emergency) cash for Y2K. For Y2K have three days cash and three days
food in your house.
The man holds the wild card in the
negotiations. A wild card is a strong or special one. When
people negotiate there is give and take; if you can give a wild
card you may win.
My son needs to get back on track with his
Mathematics. Use this for any trouble you might have that you need to
solve or improve.
The problem with kids these days is they have too
much time on their hands. So, the solution is we need to give them
safe things to do. They have much time where they have no activities or
It is important not to close the door on
your kids. You need to talk to them, to listen to them, to argue with
them, and to respect them.
This will create a financial Godzilla. So, this
is a new idiom somebody made in the paper. A Godzilla company
would be big and strong and dangerous.