Word of the Day – 27/10/14


WORD OF THE DAY


RAMPAGE
/ˈram-ˌpāj/

Meaning:
Verb:
Move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner.
To rush, move, or act furiously or violently.

Noun:
An occurrence of wild and usually destructive behavior.
A state of violent anger or agitation.

Usage:
The shooting rampage could have ended there if proper security measures were in place.
Some crazy guy went on a rampage in the public library and started grabbing books off the shelves and tossing them around.
There were men dressed in dark armor rampaging around the city with torches and weapons.

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


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


BELT & BRACES

Meaning:
Using more than one method to make sure that something is safe or sure to happen.
Careful – not taking any chances.

Usage:
Our staff have identity cards and number codes to open doors – that’s part of our belt and braces approach to security.
The envelope was sealed with tape and staples, a real belt and braces job.
He believes in belt and braces, booking flights from two different airports on different airlines for important trips.

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