Dennis Oliver's Idioms: T
take it easy: relax.
"I don't have any special vacation plans. I'm just going
to take it easy."
tell a white lie: say something that isn't true in order
not to hurt or offend someone.
"The cake that Susan made tasted terrible, but I knew
made it because she wanted to please
me, so when she asked
if I liked it, I told
a white lie and said it was good."
toss something: throw something away; put something
in the trash.
"These shoes are worn out. I guess I'll have to toss
"Question number three is a tough one.Do you know
There, there.: expression of comfort.
"There, there. Everything's going to be OK."
tight-fisted: very frugal; unwilling to spend money
A: Do you think Charlie will donate any money to the activities
B: No way! He's too tight-fisted!
a tightwad: someone who is very frugal and unwilling
to spend money unnecessarily.
A: Will Charlie donate any money to the activities fund?
B: Absolutely not! He's a real tightwad!"
tricky: easily confused or misunderstood.
"This problem is tricky. I don't really understand
two-faced: deceitful; disolyal; someone who pretends
to be a friend but isn't.
"I thought he was my friend, but he's two-faced.
He says nice things
to me when we're together, but makes jokes about me when we aren't.