Idioms

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'The Ins and Outs' Meaning and Examples

The ins and outs are the complicated details or the special peculiarities of something. The term can also refer to the complex elements of a process.

'Poster child' Meaning and Examples

A poster child is a representative example of a situation, quality, or activity. It can be: a person, a group of people or things, an organization, an object, a concept, an idea, a theory, etc.

'Pushing on a string' Meaning and Examples

Pushing on a string means that your strategy, despite investing all your energy and efforts, is not working. In other words, you do not succeed in achieving your goal because what you are doing is ineffective.

'For the Sake of it' - Meaning

If you do something for the sake of it, you do it for no particular reason. There is not a motivating cause. You do it just because you want to.

'To Turn on a Dime' Meaning and Examples

To turn on a dime is to change direction quickly (literally or figuratively). This expression can describe strategies, mood, psychology, attitudes, prices, or many other things

'For the sake of' - Meaning

"For the sake of" can have two basic meanings: 1.) for the purpose of something or 2.) with consideration for someone.