Today's Callan

pull oneself together

Meaning:

to discipline oneself after going through a difficult time.

Synonyms:
get a grip on get over it, buck up(informal),

Sentences:
He’s finding it hard to pull himself together after the accident.
I’ll have to pull yourself together if you want to pass that exam.
He pulled himself together and got back to work.
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I don’t know if I’m coming or going

Meaning:
I am confused (by so much that is happening)

Sentences:
I don’t know whether I’m coming or going.
I’ve got so many problems and so much work to do that I just don’t know if I’m coming or going.
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Drop a line

Meaning:
to write a short letter or notice to contact someone

Synonyms:
drop a letter/call
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What’s he on about

Meaning:
I don’t understand what he is trying to say. It all sounds mad to me

Synonyms:
I am not sure what he/she is on about
What are you on about?

Sentences:
Couldn’t understand what he was on about.
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Look before you leap

Meaning:
think carefully before you do anything which uncertain

Synonyms:
Look twice before you leap.

Sentences:
It is important to look before you leap.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t sign the lease for that apartment. I’m just saying you should look before you leap.
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Nosey Parker

Meaning:
someone who puts his nose into other people’s business or private lives.

Synonyms:
usybody, meddler

Sentences:
He’s a real old nosey parker, always putting his nose into other people’s business.
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Watch one’s step

Meaning:
Be careful what one does or says

Synonyms:
You have to watch your step
You’d better watch your step

Sentences:

You’ll have to watch your step or you’ll find yourself in great difficulty.
You have to watch your step when you do business with people you know nothing about
He’s in a bad mood, so watch your step and don’t say anything wrong!
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Put one’s foot down

Meaning:
to be very determined in stopping something

Synonyms:
Take a firm stand, Assert something strongly

Sentences:

My dad puts his foot down when it comes to my bedtime.

She put her foot down and changed the name of the company.

I finally put my foot down and demanded to talk to someone in charge.
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Just the job

Meaning:
exactly what is needed
‘just the job’ is an expression that we use to describe something that is exactly what we need at a particular moment, for example, an ice cream may be just the job on a hot day, but not in the middle of winter.

Sentences:
I looked until I finally found something that was just the job for repairing the table.
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Stand

Meaning:

put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Synonyms:

endure, bear, endure, bear, tolerate

Sentences:

“I won’t for this kind of behavior!”

She could not him

I can’t to hear the child crying.

He could never seeing a woman cry.

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