Archive for April, 2015

Idiom – “eyes were bigger than my stomach”

April 26th, 2015

Definition:
This means that one has put more food on their plate than they can eat.

Example:
Wife to husband at dinner“I served myself way too much food.  I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach.”

Idiom – “the last straw (that broke the camel’s back)”

April 11th, 2015

Definition:
The final problem or difficulty in a series that now calls for an immediate response.  (From the image of a camel loaded with so much weight that one more straw will break the camel’s back.)
Example:
MotherSheryl is out with her friends for the fourth time this week, and she is past her curfew again.
FatherThis is the last straw.  She is grounded for the rest of the month