Archives For Phrase of the Day

The Phrase of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2013, is: wrap something up


  • Don’t say: “Could you ask the waiter to wrap my sandwich up? I’ll finish eating it when I get home.”
  • Do say: “After publishing a new Phrase of the Day every day for an entire year, it’s time to wrap them up by publishing the final one today!”


Definition: If you wrap something up, that means you end or complete it.

The Phrase of the Day for Monday, February 25, 2013, is: shoot from the hip


  • Don’t say: “His aim isn’t very good when he shoots his gun, because he always shoots from the hip.”
  • Do say: “It’s best to think before you speak, and not shoot from the hip.”


Definition: If a person shoots from the hip, that means they say or do something without thinking about it first.

The Phrase of the Day for Sunday, February 24, 2013, is: roll the dice


  • Don’t say: “If you want to roll the dice, then you should wait until it’s your turn.”
  • Do say: “Let’s roll the dice and see what happens!”


Definition: If someone rolls the dice, that means they take a chance or do something risky.

The Phrase of the Day for Saturday, February 23, 2013, is: kick the can down the road


  • Don’t say: “After I drank the Coke, I kicked the can down the road.”
  • Do say: “Instead of solving problems, the government just kicks the can down the road.”


Definition: If someone kicks the can down the road, that means that instead of solving a problem, they just delay and hope the problem will disappear.

The Phrase of the Day for Friday, February 22, 2013, is: flavor of the month


  • Don’t say: “Chocolate is the flavor of the month at the ice cream store, so I’ll definitely go there to buy some!”
  • Do say: “A lot of celebrities are only famous for a short amount of time, and whoever is the flavor of the month right now may be forgotten in the future.”


Definition: Flavor of the month is used to describe someone or something that is temporarily popular.

The Phrase of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2013, is: pull the wool over one’s eyes


  • Don’t say: “When I go to bed in the winter, I always pull the wool over my eyes to stay warm.”
  • Do say: “Most politicians pull the wool over everyone’s eyes, because they only care about being reelected.”


Definition: To pull the wool over one’s eyes is to tell lies to someone, because you want to deceive them.