Learning a new language is a popular New Year’s Resolution. I’m sure you’ve seen it in many lists or have heard it mentioned in conversation. Unfortunately, it’s the kind of resolution that people find hard to continue with – or easy to forget about. Keep on reading!
‘The last straw’ is the final occurrence in a series of bad events. This final occurence is the reason to for you to decide to stop doing something, to stop being in contact with someone or to take action over something.
He has been rude to me several times over the past few months. I’ve ignored it, but yesterday was the last straw! I lost my temper and shouted at him.
A new lease of life: a situation (often a change of situation) that gives someone more energy and optimism.
A change in career gave Sarah a new lease of life.
To keep someone in the loop: to make sure that someone is informed of what is going on.
‘I want to keep you in the loop about the possible changes to the project’.
When an idea, scheme or proposal has failed, and a new one has to be created.
‘Our suggestion for solving the problem wasn’t accepted by the client. We have to go back to the drawing board and think of a new idea’.