(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

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Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism

(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)

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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:

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“Trembling With Fear” – Phrasal Verb

(to be) “Trembling With Fear”

This is a phrasal verb which describes what happens to a person when they are so frightened or scared by something, that they are literally shaking or “trembling“.

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Aphorism – (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up”

“You’ve Got To Build The House From The Ground Up!”

Today’s “Tid-Bit” is an Idiomatic Aphorism which can also be classified as a Saying, and can be used as an Interjection (as in the heading above) – and is used to say that…

When doing any “thing” (process/procedure/etc.) it is important to do things in the proper order.  Otherwise, whatever one is attempting may simply not work…  (at least not in the way that he or she is intending.)

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(See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

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“Today’s Tid-Bit” – (to) Ask For It

(To) Ask For It…

(Idiomatic Verb Phrase)

“Well…  You asked for it.”


“(To) Ask for it” is a phrase which means:  Some person has caused (“asked for”) whatever condition he or she is now experiencing (“it”) as a result of his or her actions previously.

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(to) Get One’s Act Together

(to) “Get (one’s) Act Together”

This is an Idiomatic Verb Phrase which comes from the world of the performing arts:  Ballet, Theatre, Comedy, etc..  The word, “Act” in this phrase is referring specifically to one’s performance.  The Separable Phrasal-Verb, (to) “Get (something) Together”, is in-reference-to making that performance perfected and “in sync” with others involved in the performance.

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But, Idiomatically, it means something a bit different.  So, to see how Iron-Man can help define this Idiomatic Verb Phrase


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English Idioms Series #4 – (Foot Idioms)

Foot Idioms

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