Word Of The Day – 30/9/14


WORD OF THE DAY


MENACE
\ˈme-nəs\

Meaning:
Noun: A person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
Verb: Be a threat or possible danger to.

Usage:
Air pollution is a menace to health.
During sentencing, Judge Hernandez stated that Diane was dangerous and a menace to society.
Hurricane Hugo menaced the US coast for a week.
Dogs running loose are a public menace.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER

Meaning:
Being upset for something that happened in the past.
Being angry about something that happened in the past; holding a grudge.

Usage:
He’s got a chip on his shoulder about not having been to university.
She still has a chip on her shoulder from the argument we had yesterday.
Why did you get so angry at the slightest criticism? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder.

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