Snowball’s chance in hell – Idiom Thaatha

Snowball

 

The meaning of the idiom Not have a snowball’s chance in hell is to have no chance at all.

Examples:

  1. When the strongest defender of the visiting team fell down with a broken collar bone, everyone knew for certain that the visitors did not have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the match.

  2. If you continue to be complacent, you would not have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming an accomplished writer.

Decimate – Vocabwagon

Decimate

The meaning of the word Decimate is to kill, destroy or to reduce the strength of someone or something.

The word Decimate is a verb.

Examples

  1. Word is out that the rebels in the Northern part of the country have been decimated.

  2. The strength of the assassin’s blow almost decimated the officer on guard.

The parish pump – Idiom thaatha

The parish pump

The meaning of the idiom the parish pump is to have interests in local politics and things local.

Examples:

  1. The people look down on parish pump football, but choose to adore international football stars.

  2. Parish pump politics is devoured by this administrator, as she practically makes a living out of it by scandalizing people.

In high dudgeon – Idiom Thaatha

In high dudgeon

The meaning of the idiom in high dudgeon is to have feeling of great offence or deep resentment.

Examples:

  1. When the representative argued with the teacher in front of the whole class, the teacher walked out of the room in high dudgeon.
  2. Being in high dudgeon, the manager took a decision that was partial and evident for all to see.

 

Aberration – Vocabwagon

Aberration

The meaning of the word Aberration is to deviate from what is normal or expected, and is usually not a welcome move.

The word Aberration is a noun.

Examples:

  1. If we are to give heed to the words of the automobile purists, the latest variant from the Yamaha stable is an aberration and not to be taken seriously.
  2. My cousin who grew up in the southern part of the country, is shocked by this custom of this part of the country, and considers this custom an aberration.

 

Scoop the loop – Idiom Thaatha

Scoop the pool

The meaning of the idiom Scoop the pool is to win all the money staked in a gambling game or to get all the prizes, profits, sales, success, applause etc…

Examples:

  1. Our school scooped the pool in the divisional level games this year, easily becoming the champions.

  2. No country can ever scoop the pool in this level of the tournament, because the game calls for grit, determination, sweat, and above all, the game is highly unpredictable.

Parochial – Vocabwagon

Parochial

The meaning of the word Parochial is to be short sighted or narrow minded.

The word Parochial is an adjective.

Examples:

  1. The father of the house was so parochial that he could not see that the future of his son lay in the field of music, in which the son was interested.

  2. When one does not have exposure to reading, one’s writing becomes parochial.

Profligate – Vocabwagon

Profligate

The meaning of the word Profligate is to be wasteful in the use of resources.

The word Profligate is an adjective, though Profligate also acts as a noun.

Profligate – Adjective

Examples:

  1. The CEO’s profligate lifestyle led to his bankruptcy.

  2. The profligate residents of this area account for ninety percent of this salesman’s livelihood.

Profligate – Noun

Examples:

  1. Being a profligate himself, Calvin was diffident to reprimand the profligate sales team of his office.

  2. Between being a profligate and a miser, many would prefer the former over the latter.

Egregious – Vocabwagon

Egregious

 

The meaning of the word Egregious is to shock or to stand out in a negative way.

The word Egregious is an adjective.

Examples:

  1. The accusations leveled against the Prime Minister were egregious, making even soft – natured people angry.

  2. The egregious behaviour of the guest forced the father of the family to file a complaint with the local police.

Veracity – Vocabwagon

Veracity

 

The meaning of the word Veracity is accuracy or to conforming to facts.

The word Veracity is a noun.

Examples:

  1. The veracity of the car dealer’s statement was understood by the customer when the rusted car ran without a hitch.

  2. As long as the CEO plays hide and seek with the employees and refuses to meet their representatives, the veracity of the company’s promises will be in deep waters.