fairly means 'moderately' rather can be used before negative adjectives to mean 'moderately'; it can also be used before positive adjectives to mean 'more than expected' quite has a variety of meanings, ranging from 'moderately' to 'totally', depending on the tone of voice that is used. Note that quite means 'fairly' before a gradable adjective. These are adjectives which can be modified, such as good, clever, helpful. Quite means 'completely' before an ungradable adjective. Ungradable adjectives are those which can't be modified, such as fantastic, brilliant, dreadful, etc.
* to toe the line = to do as you're told * to shoulder responsibility = to assume the responsibility on sth. * to foot the bill = to pay it no matter what * to thumb a lift = to ask for a lift * to elbow your way in = to make your way in no matter what * to table a question = to just say what you want to say * to corner a thief = to leave the thief without a way out * to tiptoe into a room = to enter without making any noise * to man a ship = to furnish with a labor force for work, defense * to coat with paint = apply paint to * to cash in on an idea = to get a compensation, generally in money, from an idea * to ship goods * to house asylum seekers * doom and gloom = pessimism * time and again = always; many times; in a repeatedly manner * to gild the lily = to add something that's not needed. * high and dry = deserted (forsaken by owner or inhabitants) * high and low = everywhere * flesh and blood = human nature or physical existence, together with its weaknesses * fame and fortune * first and foremost = first and most important of all * life and soul = lively, generally referring to a person * black and white = communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten) * sixes and sevens = a state of confusion or disarray * thick and thin = no matter what * safe and sound = free from danger or injury * give and take = make mutual concessions * touch and go = precarious
Idioms that have to do with food * put all your eggs in one basket = not to do everything the same way * have a bigger fish to fry = to have more important things to do * take with a pinch of salt = to listen to someone but not completely believe the story
to get a compensation, generally in money, from an idea
The fact that you have registered your idea in an i-DEPOT does not mean that you hold a monopoly on that idea. Even so, another person should not be able to cash in on an idea that you discussed with him in good faith without paying you for its use. src
5.1 To give information about myself and express personal opinions:
- Personally; it's my belief; for my part; I think that; speaking personally. - On the whole; generally; by and large; for the most part. - I'm undecided/unsure; I'm ambivalent about; I'm in two minds about.
e.g. When I was a teenager, spending the day with my parents held all the allure of a wet Sunday afternoon doing homework. Explanation: He hated doing homework as much as being with his parents all day long. Obviously because both things were dull.