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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Party's Over

Idiom: Party’s over

Example 1:

Bruce: This has been an excellent vacation.

Clark: So true, but it’s sad to say this party’s over.

Bruce: I know. I wish vacation was longer. It always feels like vacation time flies.

Clark: Yeah, I agree. We have to make a living though.

Example 2:

Luther: Did you hear about the producers being arrested?

Barry: No, what happened?

Luther: They got caught stealing money from clients and projects. They’re in big trouble and now they’re being questioned about all the funds that are missing.

Barry: I guess their party’s over. No more big parties and trips on client money. Will they go to jail?

Luther: With enough evidence, yes.

Meaning:  The party’s over means something fun, happy and pleasant must come to an end.  For example, having a long paid vacation is fortunate, but one still must return to work; we can’t have vacation forever.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Party Animal

Idiom: Party Animal

Example 1:

Tommy: Are you ready to see the final game of the season?

Don: I’m so excited about it, that I’ve been partying for the last three days without sleep.

Tommy:  Dude, you’re a real party animal. That’s wild. Where do you find the time and money to be able to do that?

Don: It’s in my blood. My father was a party animal, my grandparents were party animals.  Actually, now that I think about it, all my family members are party animals.

Example 2:

Victoria: I spent so much time studying in college. I wish I would have been more social and attended more events.

Liz: I remember nothing about class or college. My boyfriend and I were always partying.

Victoria: How did you manage to graduate, being such party animals?

Liz: I wish I could tell you, but I can’t remember. 

Victoria: I can’t believe it. Most people are incapable of that.

Meaning: party animal is someone who attends parties on a consistent basis.  A party animal is someone who is constantly attending, participating, and/or organizing parties. Usually, they are social and have high levels of energy.