Word Of The Day – 22/8/14


WORD OF THE DAY


SWINDLE

Meaning:
To cheat (a person, business, etc.) out of money or other assets.
To obtain by fraud or deceit.

Usage:
This advertisement is a real swindle.
A businessman swindled investors out of millions of pounds.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


PUSH ONE’S LUCK

Meaning:
Take a risk on the assumption that one will continue to be successful or in favour.
To try too hard to get a particular result and risk losing what you have achieved.

Usage:
She’s agreed to help on Saturday, but I think I’d be pushing my luck if I asked her to be here the whole weekend.
You’re okay so far, but don’t push your luck. Bob pressed his luck too much and got into a lot of trouble.

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