One who constantly seeks out the sudden increase of energy - associated with dangerous activities.
I do about 10 skydives a year because I love the rush so much. People consider me a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
A person who makes a statement of such obvious meaning or implication as to be entirely redundant.
Your photos are out of focus because you didn’t adjust the lens properly.
Wow, Captain Obvious strikes again!
A person, group or organisation so powerful it does not need to heed the rules or threats of others.
Don’t mess with that guy, he’s like an 800-pound gorilla!
These big corporations act like 800-pound gorillas, making up the rules to suit themselves.
The final stages of a process, development or activity.
The two companies began the endgame of their historic, multi-billion dollar deal.
A phrase, word or letter that sounds or looks familiar to one another but has a different meaning.
I used the word “embarazada” to tell my Spanish friend I was embarassed, not knowing it actually was a false friend and meant “pregnant”. Then, I was even more embarassed.
A tan line on the neck and lower arms that results from wearing a t-shirt during sun exposure.
It was so warm that I only wore a t-shirt on the four-hour hike, but I had a pretty gnarly farmer’s tan by the end of the day.
An especially attractive, pleasing, and remarkable sight or visual experience.
His newest film has such lush cinematography that it is truly a feast for the eyes.
A person likely to exploit the information or resources that he has been charged to protect or control.
My sister is putting her brother in law in charge of her business, and I’m worried he’ll be like a fox guarding the henhouse.
Difficult, exhausting or problematic.
I don’t think I have time to meet you today. Work has been against the collar recently.
To establish contact with someone.
I tried getting in touch with you yesterday, but the office said you were out sick.
Please get in touch as soon as you’re back home.
A sudden increase in energy resulting from a moment of intense activity.
I’ve never had an adrenaline rush like I had from skydiving, I was buzzing with energy for hours afterward.
To evoke a strong or negative emotional reaction.
He touched a sore point with Larry when he mentioned taxes.
Your column must have touched a sore point with readers.
To detain or restrain someone.
I was trying to get out of office early, but my boss collared me on my way out.
A person who protects, guides or otherwise looks after the welfare of someone.
You’re lucky to be alive after that accident, you must have a guardian angel!
A fortunate moment, opportunity or turn of events.
He had been writing for years, but his big break came when his third novel became a huge international bestseller.
A situation that has gone wrong and is very problematic. The term is an instance of irony or sarcasm.
Boy, this is a fine state of affairs—I accidentally made plans with two different men tonight!
A suggestion, opinion, or piece of advice that was unrequested or unsolicited by the recipient.
Allow me to give you a free bit of advice, my friend: don't say something you'll end up regretting later.
An unenthusiastic, disdainful, or unfriendly welcome.
My wife met me with a rather cool reception when I came home at 3 AM.
Unwilling or disinclined to make the effort necessary to do or accomplish something.
I can't be bothered to clean all those dishes after dinner, so I'll just leave them in the sink until the morning.
Did you go to Sarah's party last night? B: Nah, couldn't be bothered.
The hierarchy of authority and earning power within a large business or corporation, likened to the rungs of a ladder.
She proved early on that she had unique business smarts, and she's been making her way up the corporate ladder ever since.
Someone who has an obsessive or compulsive need to control every aspect of a situation and/or the ways in which others act.
My father can be such a control freak sometimes, always dictating how I should be living my life.
A sudden warning or intimation of danger, risk, or ill fortune.
Alarm bells were going off in my head when I saw the panicked expression on her face.
Those who are exceptionally large, powerful, or influential will have more to lose when they fail, and their failure will be all the more dramatic or spectacular because of it.
That bully thinks he's untouchable, but the bigger they come, the harder they fall.
Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation.
I was bored to tears listening to that lecture this afternoon.
The exposure of a competitive weakness in an opponent that arouses increased competitive aggression in others.
After their opponents' star striker left the match with an injury, the home team smelled blood in the water and brought on their attack with everything they had.
A sign, either real or imagined, of good fortune or a propitious outcome.
I saw a dove on my windowsill this morning; I'd say it's a good omen for the rest of my day.
I think the way our conversation ended is a good omen for where our relationship is headed.