Word Of The Day – 3/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


INTIMIDATE(Verb)
/ɪnˈtɪmɪdeɪt/

Meaning:
Frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
To make timid or frightened; scare

Usage:
He tries to intimidate his opponents.
If the purpose of the harsh sentence was to intimidate others, it has not worked well.
For some small business owners, the business startup cost can be so intimidating that they lose their dream before they even get started.

Pronunciation http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/intimidate


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


A DIME A DOZEN

Meaning:
Anything that is common and easy to get.
Abundant; Cheap and common.

Usage:
Romantic movies are a dime a dozen.
People who can write good books are not a dime a dozen.
In this town, fast-food restaurants are a dime a dozen. There is one on every street corner.