Today's Callan

“Go online”, ” Get back in touch”

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– Go online
– Get back in touch

>>> Example(s)
By going online, it’s easy to get back in touch with my old friends.

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Sore point

Meaning:
a subject which causes unpleasant memories of past difficulties and arguments

Examples:
A very similar phrase to this is ‘touchy subject’, or ‘a no go area’.
They both have the idea that it is something that you should not really talk about, a sore point is really something that is unpleasant for somebody for a particular reason.

Sentences:
Don’t ask him why he had to sell his car last year; it’s a sore point with him.

Don’t speak about what happened on holiday last summer; it’s a sore point with her.

Don’t ask Fukuda-san if she got a salary increase this year; she didn’t, and it is a sore point with her.

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See red

Meaning:
Become very angry

Examples:
He’ll see red
I saw red
It just make me see red

Sentences:
I was so angry, I just saw red for a moment and hit him.
It makes me see red when I see someone hitting an animal.
When he laughed in my face, I just saw red.
Some internet customers are seeing red as a result of the new virus that slowed Web traffic last week.

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Touch and go

Meaning:
dangerously very uncertain
quick action or movement

Synonyms:
precarious, delicate, dangerous, unsafe

Examples:
a touch-and-go situation
the touch and go of city traffic

Sentences:
The car was in a very bad condition, and it was touch and go whether it would get us home or not.
It was touch and go there for a while during the operation.
a touch-and-go descent down the mountain.
It was touch and go but they finally gave me a seat on the plane

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in one ear and out the other

Meaning:
does not listen

Sentences:
I’ve told him a hundred times not to go out without his coat on, but what I say just goes in one ear and out the other.

Why don’t you let in one ear and out the other?

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Get One Down

Meaning:
make one tired and unhappy

Synonyms:
discourage or depress someone

Examples:
Don’t bring me down
Don’t let things get you down.

Sentences:
He had to stop work, because the problems and difficulties of the job got him down after a time

Day after day of rain really gets me down

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For heaven’s sake

Meaning:
*a very strong form of “please”, but we often use it almost as an expletive or something we say when we are angry.
Synonyms:
‘for God’s sake’ or ‘for Christ’s sake’

Other similar idioms are “for the love of God” or ‘for crying out loud’ but these are more used for emphasis without any particular meaning.

Sentences:

For heaven’s sake don’t do that again! Or I shall get very angry.
For heaven’s sake, stop talking about Terry!
For heaven’s sake, why didn’t you call?

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Why on earth

Synonyms:
why the hell
what on earth
why the blazes

Sentences:

Why on earth are you doing this ?

Why on earth are you here?!

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Fall to pieces

Meaning:
to lose control of oneself
Synonyms:
collapsed, fell apart, broke down, lost it

Sentences:

She fell to pieces when she heard the news that her husband had died.

She fell to pieces when she heard the news that her husband had died.
The government is falling to pieces in the run up to the election.

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Look before you leap

Meaning:
think carefully before you do anything which uncertain
Synonyms:
Look twice before you leap.

Sentences:

It is important to look before you leap.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t sign the lease for that apartment. I’m just saying you should look before you leap.

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