Word Of The Day – 9/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


WHINE
/wʌɪn/

Meaning:
Verb
Give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound.
Complain in a feeble or petulant way.

Noun
A long, high-pitched complaining cry.
A complaining tone of voice.

Usage:
The dog whined and scratched at the back door.
She began to whine about how hard she had been forced to work.
There was a hint of a whine in Anna’s voice.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/whine


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


A BOLT FROM THE BLUE / BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE
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Meaning:
A complete surprise :  something totally unexpected.
A sudden, unexpected, and usually unwelcome event.

Usage:
Charlie’s call this morning had come as a bolt from the blue.
The news that Mr.& Mrs.King were getting a divorce struck all their friends as a bolt from the blue.
He seemed to be very happy in his job, so his resignation came as a bolt out of the blue.

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