illustration is the image you make out of the description.
i find his excuses hard to swallow, he’s lying.
the police have been digging around in his accounts looking for evidence of fraud.
he’s a really bright spark, so i think he’ll do well at school.
raise the bar
to raise the standards or to make a task more difficult to pull off.
your impressive ux design raised the bar for our competitors.
2. beat around the bush
to talk evasively or waste time with an indirect explanation.
i have a meeting in five minutes so stop beating around the bush.
3. best thing since sliced bread
used to show enthusiasm for something that is impressive or brilliant.
your tagline for that campaign is the best thing since sliced bread.
4. cry over spilled milk
to be upset over something you can’t change or undo.
stop crying over spilled milk and learn from the client’s feedback.
5. cut corners
to save effort or money by looking for easier or cheaper ways to do something
the competitor tried to cut corners in production, which sacrificed quality.
24 hours a day
our round-the-clock support team is ready to help anytime.
7. up in the air
used when something is still undecided.
plans for next year are still up in the air.
8. sit on the fence
not making a clear choice or taking sides.
the boss is sitting on the fence about which employee to promote.
9. safe bet
the option where you’re sure to succeed.
mark’s suggestion is a safe bet since he did an in-depth research on the market.
10. back to square one
to go back to working on something from the beginning.
we’re back to square one since the client didn’t like any of the proposals.
11. cut to the chase
ctto thank you