Useful Idioms – part 20
In a word = briefly ; ( said when you are about to give your opinion in a short ,direct way).
- In a word, she’s lying.
- A: Shouldn’t he be given the leading role?
- B: In a word – No.
Small/fine print = the rules , restrictions and conditions which are often written in very small letters and they are usually printed smaller than the rest of the text.
- Don’t sign anything until you have read the small print.
- Read the small print in your contract to find out exactly what you are insured for.
- It is important to read the small print before parting with your money.
A tall order = a task, job ,request or favour which is not reasonable. A tall order is hard to accomplish , and it might even be impossible.
- Even for a bodybuilder , lifting 500 pounds is a tall order.
- Building the bridge in time for Olympics will be a tall order.
- To score four goals in one game is a tall order, even for him.