WORD OF THE DAY
A minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior.
The part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point.
We have to tolerate each other’s little foibles.
We could tolerate my uncle’s foibles because we loved him dearly.
He parries with his foible when a feint is close but his real defense is his feet.
Character faults and foibles surface slowly and are dealt with compassionately.
Pronunciation – http://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/foible
IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY
GET THE AXE/GIVEN THE AXE
If a person gets the axe, they lose their job.
If a plan or a service gets the axe, it is stopped.
The project team was undergoing a major restructuring, recruitment executives were the first to get the axe.
My research project was the first thing to be given the axe when the new boss took over.