Word of the Day – 25/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


HARBINGER (Noun)
/ˈhɑːbɪn(d)ʒə/

Meaning:
A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
A forerunner of something.

Usage:
Warm weather is the harbinger of spring.
Oil prices are seen as an indication of current inflation, and gold prices a harbinger of future inflation.
Everyone knows the groundhog is the harbinger of a change in seasons.
When the two enemies called a truce, everyone saw this action as a harbinger in their relationship.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/harbinger


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


TOUCH BASE

Meaning:
To talk to someone;to confer with someone briefly.
To talk to someone in order to find out how they are or what they think about something.

Usage:
I need to touch base with John on this matter.
I’ll touch base with him later today to tell him about the meeting.
I had a really good time in Paris. I touched base with some old friends and made a few new ones.