In one dictionary, the definition (5) for the adjective "loose" reads: 5 : not stiff or tense : flexible or relaxed ▪ He walked with a loose stride. ▪ loose muscles ▪ I never relaxed that day; ...
"To loosen up" means "to become not nervous". Could the phrase "to tighten up" be a good opposite and mean "to become nervous"?
What is the opposite for the straight talk idiom? How do I best call the activity when someone makes a very long preamble before he says what he wants?
I'm wondering what word or phrase could be used for the counter examples of 'Midas touch' effect. The Midas touch, or the gift of profiting from whatever one undertakes, is named for a legendary ...
There was the following sentence in Washington Post’s (January 5) article titled “Rick Perry is no George W. Bush” with a subhead line, ‘Perry’s dubious award.’ Perry, who looks likely to fail at ...
How can I say the opposite of "keep track"? I was trying to keep track of something but something happened and I lost the track. I'd like to say "lose track". Is it possible to say it this way or is ...
What best completes this sentence? Joe, in opposition to environment-friendly sentiments, has decided to go ____.