Category Archives: Idioms

John Hancock Revisited

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Idiom of the Week: John Hancock

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Meaning: A signature; named after one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Examples:

I’m going to need your John Hancock on these documents.

If we don’t get employees’ John Hancocks on their time sheets they won’t get paid!

I won’t put my John Hancock on this contract until some changes have been made!

 

Pop Quiz:

Why do you think this idiom is named after John Hancock?

A.  Because he was the most important person among the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

B.  Because he had a big, beautiful signature.

C.  Because his name was easy to spell.

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Idiom of the Week: Lose It

Meaning: To suddenly get very angry.

Examples:

My teacher absolutely lost it when I told him I forgot to do my homework again.

This morning a man bumped into a woman as he was getting on the train and the woman lost it.

You better stop talking and just walk away because it looks like he’s going to lose it.

 

Pop Quiz:

What might make someone lose it?

A.  Lending them money.

B. Making them dinner.

C. Spilling their coffee.

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Idiom of the Week: Yes Man

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Meaning: Someone who agrees with everything their leader says or does.

Examples:

Good leaders don’t surround themselves with a bunch of yes men.

I’m not a yes man – I’ll always tell you my real opinion.

You don’t really want advice, you just want a yes man!

 

Pop Quiz:

A yes man is…

A. good.

B. bad.

C. neither good nor bad.

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Idiom of the Week: In Hot Water

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Meaning: In trouble, probably because you did something wrong.

Examples:

He’s in hot water with his boss because he didn’t finish the report on time.

“You’re going to be in hot water if you don’t pick up your toys this instant!” said the angry mom.

It seems like I’m always in hot water because I often don’t think before I speak.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s a good way to stay out of hot water with your teacher?

A. Always do your homework.

B. Always pay attention in class.

C. Never come to class late.

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