#idiom

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  • nocturnal_enigma 6w

    * 25.10.2021; 3.05 P.M (Malaysia)

    #Idiom
    Is half the battle won = If you say that something is half the battle, you mean that it is the most important step towards achieving something
    * Definition source: collinsdictionary.com

    #NuEmSquidGame (Read the 1st one too!)

    * It's about Squid Game (Virtual 5KM) Run that I join. It's for Malaysians & Singaporeans. It also has 6 challenges to be completed. I bought the ticket that has the green suit. I chose to play as a player & No. 67, same like the woman model who act in the #SquidGame K-drama. There's no prize to be won. Only a Squid Game Run medal.

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    won ~

    There is no prize of 456 billion won.
    Try, just for fun; It's half the battle won!

    © Nuruliffa Emirah
    @ nocturnal_enigma

  • heart_writer 26w

    Soul lives on

    Dreams and imaginations
    don’t seem to go away,
    As life in the heart blossoms.
    But when those
    dreams and imaginations
    Forget you,
    It’s the time when
    the breath leaves me too.
    ©heart_writer

  • realnotreel 26w

    "ℛ����ℯ ����ℴ�� ����ℯ ������ℯ��"
    Be renewed after destruction

    #idiom
    #expression
    #rebirth
    #renaissance

    In classical mythology, the phoenix was a unique bird resembling an eagle that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert. After this time it burned itself on a funeral pyre ignited by the sun and fanned by its own wings and was then born again from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle of life. The simile like a phoenix from the ashes is used of someone or something that has made a fresh start after apparently experiencing total destruction.

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  • realnotreel 26w

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    characterized by insincerity, irony, or whimsical exaggeration.
    #proverb
    #phrase
    #idiom
    #expression

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    The phrase “tongue in cheek” means an ironic way of narration. It refers to something that is said humorously but with an intention of being serious. A tongue-in-cheek remark or attitude is not serious, although it may seem to be.

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    Some things written with tongue-in-cheek
    Misunderstood can cause some pique
    If someone who is humorless
    Fails to see your fun finesse

    Humor is a trait to treasure
    A trait most often spreading pleasure
    To spread a laugh, a smile or two
    Seems the human thing to do

    Yet sometimes when one’s too cheeky
    He may seem to some a bit too freaky
    So it may be wise to show restraint
    ‘Cause freaky is what you know you ain’t.

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    Stanley Cooper explains the positive role of humor in our life in this beautiful short poem, saying that humor provides us with a chance to say serious things plainly. However, if someone fails to find the element of humor in our writing or talk, he will invent different meanings or interpretations. Although humor intends to spread pleasure and laughter, yet sometimes it causes trouble. Therefore, to avoid misunderstandings, one should stay balanced in his fun. The phrase used in the first line demonstrates its meaning in a connotative sense.

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    “The style is humorous, and often tongue-in-cheek, and expresses the same old thinking and the same results.”

    “Your tongue in cheek humor brought shame for the whole group, for you have no sense how to tackle the tricky situation.”

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  • realnotreel 26w

    "♬ ᖰɨ¢Ƭ⩏Ʀ៩ ɨន Ɯ០ƦƬϦ 1000 Ɯ០Ʀᖱន."
    #phrase
    #proverb
    #expression
    #idiom
    The proverbial sentence “A picture is worth a thousand words” is one of the famous and common proverbs. It means an artwork or an image can convey meanings more effectively than descriptions. This phrase is usually used in newspaper advertisements. It shows that graphic illustrations are more useful to express the clear thoughts hidden behind a notion rather than words. Most artists, especially in the modern arts, share their message through their art piece. These artworks bring various interpretations and are also hard to get it right. However, an image can undoubtedly give an important message or tell a story using colors, designs, themes, and more.

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    A journalist and an award-winning author, Stacy Hawkins Adams, wrote a book series, Jubilant Soul. Worth a Thousand Words is a sequel, which has the second half of the proverb. In spite of using the proverb partially, the title means “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The story revolves around the significant character, Indigo, a passionate young girl who wants to persue her career as a photographer, but she is stuck in several obstacles. The marriage proposal from her long-time beloved, Brayn, is a hindrance to success and career. The protagonist keeps on challenging her strength and emotions as she tries to fight with her love life and future dreams. This proverb has been used metaphorically in the story.

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    #career
    #dreams
    #emotions
    #future
    #hindrance
    #love
    #metaphorically
    #obstacles
    #passionate
    #photography
    #protagonist
    #pursue
    #strength

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  • realnotreel 27w

    "Make all the difference"
    #idiom

    Meaning
    #influence someone or something in a positive way#impact a situation in a better way that has short and long term effect#when you effect a good change into a program or an event#have a very good effect on a thing or a situation.

    Example:
    It makes all the difference in a world filled with negativity when you make someone smile and feel loved.
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    As an individual, you think that you could never make a difference in the world, but you can. It all begins with ideas. They soon become words, which becomes your actions, which then turn into habits that shape your character, and finally, culminates into your destiny.
    Most people assume that they cannot make a positive change in the world that they inhabit and entrust the task on legends like Aristotle, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and similar public icons.
    The truth lies in the fact that each one of us can contribute in a unique way to bring smiles in the lives of others, and it begins by consciously doing good. When you make a positive difference, it triggers a cycle of transforming the lives of those you helped, setting a positive example for those around you to follow, especially the younger generation who are constantly on the lookout for a role model. Change doesn’t have to be featured only around humans but a small change that is beneficial towards the environment preserves the world that we live in. By doing these little things, we not only uplift the moral of the community but also create positive spirit and inspire people to try to pursue things otherwise believed to be impossible or far out to reach.
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    “I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”
    ― Jimmy Carter
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  • realnotreel 27w

    "Extend an olive branch"
    #idiom
    #phrase

    “Extend an olive branch” is used when someone wants to end a confrontation or an argument.

    Today, the olive branch is a nearly universal symbol of peace, similar to the dove. If someone extends an olive branch, they’re looking for peace, not war.

    When To Use “Extend an olive branch”
    It’s possible to use “extend an olive branch” in a variety of situations. It can be used when friends are arguing, enemies are fighting, or even when a broader, more serious conflict is occurring. One of two leaders might decide to extend an olive branch to stop a war, or a friend might use the phrase to stop a fight. One person might say to another, “it’s time for this to stop. I’m extending an olive branch.” Without actually doing what they’re physically saying, the person is suggesting that it’s time for them both to stop fighting.

    Why Do Writers Use “Extend an olive branch?”
    Writers use “extend an olive branch” in the same way that one might use it in everyday speech. Sue to the rather halting nature of this phrase, it has to be used in the right way by a skilled writer for it to feel natural. More often than not, a writer may choose to use the olive branch as a symbol rather than use the entire phrase itself. Perhaps they put an olive branch or olive tree into a scene of resolution. Or, alternatively, have a character mention it but not use the whole phrase.

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  • nighty 31w

    Choices & Decision

    Making a bad decision is better than making no decision at all, coz it provides a learning opportunity,
    We are all given ideas, gifts to use,
    So you have to decide,you have to choose...
    ©nighty

  • heart_writer 31w

    This is a strange
    unexpected story..,
    Which began with
    two of us in it..,
    As our distance has increased
    Will the heart stay still !?

    ©heart_writer

  • heart_writer 31w

    Right in the middle of nowhere
    There is a beautiful world of dreams..
    Pushing past the realm of stars
    Our love will travel furthere there...

    ©heart_writer

  • heart_writer 32w

    In the eyes flooded with tears,
    the veil of tears itself stand against this flood..
    ©heart_writer

  • bonitasarahbabu 32w

    Bite the bullet: To get something over with because it is inevitable.
    #idiom

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    The older she got,
    The more people started to nag her.
    She was told to bite the bullet,
    Bite the bullet and get arranged into a marriage.
    A marriage without love,
    A marriage where she is just a slave.
    Constantly she was told,
    As a woman, it is her responsibility to follow the rules.
    She is to marry and provide heirs,
    Her voice is to be unheard and she is to accept it.
    She has bitten one too many bullets,
    And this is one she will not accept.
    She would much rather die,
    And be forced to lose her identity.
    ©bonitasarahbabu
    04/27/2021

  • heart_writer 32w

    The red moon pinches her hand asking,
    where is he..
    lips reply I dint see
    whereas....
    eyes say i cant reply…❤

    ©heart_writer

  • san_wordzz 32w

    Excess of anything is bad and so is forcing someone to leave their own will in order to look presentable among people.
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    They coax and cajole her
    To become a tough cookie
    By wrapping her liberty in the tabloid
    Engraving the headline
    'Free like a bird' ;
    To dispose it off,
    in the trash bin of goodness.

    To advance their motive,
    They crown that wilted flower
    With a tiara of fresh roses
    whose thorns prick
    her rationality
    And make her a mannequin ,
    By persuading her to
    drape a dress of desired goodness.

    The alchemy of their influence,
    Thus, melts her glacial aspirations,
    By drowning her happiness,
    After which she immolates her ethos,
    And exerts herself
    to pacify the chaos of callous people.

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    Idioms used :-
    Coax and cajole - Urge someone to do something that they do not want to do
    Tough cookie - A person who is mentally and physically strong

    PS :- 'They' refer to the society

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  • nighty 32w

    #poet #poem





    Embrace your inner self and by learning to live and work with what you've got and loving yourself........ Goodnight, I LOVE YOU❤️❤️





    #poetry #midnight #quotes #love #hate #innerself #wod #won #pod #art #artofpoetry #arspoetica #goodnight #writersnetwork #honesty #india #demons #like #mirakee #night #roots #idiom #imagery #metaphor

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    Love

    Blissful hues, was all I knew,
    With each collision,sparks flew,
    Brought control to my chaos, turned my crimson skies blue.....
    ©nighty

  • nighty 32w

    Embrace your inner self and by learning to live and work with what you've got and loving yourself........ Goodnight, I LOVE YOU❤️❤️





    #poetry #midnight #quotes #love #hate #innerself #wod #won #pod #art #artofpoetry #arspoetica #goodnight #writersnetwork #honesty #india #demons #like #mirakee #night #roots #idiom #imagery #metaphor

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    Embrace

    I see my own mental state as grotesque but useful, like a chair of antlers, a choosing a demon's crest over an Angel's crown,
    There's an honesty in that, that I truly admire.
    ©nighty

  • cardelljhardy 32w

    Blessing In Disguise

    What appears to be Satan's curse on earth
    Is God's blessing in disguise in its worth.
    The small blessings appear in the mess.
    So don't you get in to deep distress.
    For when day is shattered like glass
    Remember that this too shall pass.
    For God qill catch you when you can't yet fly.
    And He tell you once again "Let us retry".
    ©cardelljhardy

  • rubiguri 32w

    #idiom #wod @mirakee @writersnetwork
    Out of the blue means suddenly ;a piece of cake means something that is very easy to do

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    You came in my life as a boon
    My heart still lingers to that afternoon
    I was sitting on the chair beside you
    You turned and smiled out of the blue
    For me it was love at first sight
    After that I spent many sleepless night
    I have to undergo various heartbreak
    Convincing you was never a piece of cake
    Our journey till date is a rollercoaster ride
    But here we are holding eachother's hand with pride.
    ©rubiguri

  • shivatado 32w

    Benefit of doubt - trust what someone says

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    Idiom

    I could have given someone benefit of doubt,
    Had they told me that night and dark are same,
    but how could I believe someone telling me that
    before and after love , life is going to be same.
    ©shivtado

  • thoughtsprocess 32w

    #idiom #wod #mirakee #writersnetwork
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    Idiom: Out of sight, out of mind
    Meaning: It is easy to forget about
    someone or something when you
    have not seen them for a long time.

    It is easy to say
    Out of sight
    Out of mind
    But it is not true
    when your heart craves
    for someone
    When your eyes are restless
    like a deer for the one glance
    of that person
    When the mere mention
    of someone's name
    can make you happy
    When a little remembrance
    can bring the season of
    nostalgia
    When every now and then
    you breathe the memories
    of that person
    It is impossible
    Because you live in
    the two parallel worlds
    One world is around you
    where you live without
    that person
    And another world
    which is inside you
    Where you live with
    that person
    ©thoughtsprocess