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Thursday, March 12, 2015

To drop the ball

Idiom: To drop the ball




Example: Last week, my wife received all of our monthly bills. She wrote the checks, put them in envelopes and asked me to mail them the next day. I forgot. Now all of our bills are late. I can't believe I dropped the ball like that! My wife is so angry.

Meaning: To drop the ball means to not do or perform your responsibility. When you have a duty or responsibility and you forget to do it or don't do it well, you drop the ball.

By Iain McConnell, #DTLAcampus


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Social butterfly

Idiom: Social butterfly



Example
"Julia is the most outgoing person I know. She has friends on all of the sports teams, school activities committees and every other group at school! She is a true social butterfly."

Meaning: A social butterfly is a person - girl or boy - who is extroverted, enjoys meeting and talking to new people, and does not confine him/herself to only a few social groups. A social butterfly socializes with everyone.
By Iain McConnell, #DTLAcampus