Your “prayers not answered” means your “expectations not fulfilled.” The TAO wisdom explains why: your attachments to careers, money, relationships, and success “make” but also “break” you by creating your flawed ego-self that demands your “expectations to be fulfilled.”

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Learn Some American Idioms

Learn Some American Idioms

More than meets the eye: there is a hidden meaning
e.g. What the Mayor mentioned in the speech implied more than meets the eye.

In fine feather: in good condition; in good health
e.g. With a good night sleep, I am in fine feather today.

After all: in spite of everything
e.g. She didn’t get a good score; after all, it was her first attempt

Name of the game: the main goal
e.g. The name of the game is winning; we must win this election no matter what.

Face the music: confront danger; accept a bad situation
e.g. There are many circumstances in life in which you have to face the music.

Late in life: in old age
e.g. It was only late in life that he became a famous writer.

Act one’s age: behave maturely
e.g. Stop behaving like a teenager! Act your age.

All of it: the best
e.g. From the way he presented him at the debate, he was all of it.

Lead someone astray: cause someone to do something wrong or illegal
e.g. If you are always in the company of lawbreakers, you  may be easily be led astray.

Abide by: accept and follow
e.g. If you wish to become a citizen of the United States, you must abide by U.S. immigration laws.

Pass the hat: collect money for
e.g. He is always passing the hat for something.

Stephen Lau
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