She loves Picasso. Does he own any Shakespeare? The sax has the flu today.
Source domain The heart of the problem To shoulder a responsibility The head of the department
A healthy society A sick mind A budding beauty The fruit of her labor Exports flourished last year.
She constructed a coherent argument. She produces a book every year. Spend your time wisely. I tried to save some energy. She invested a lot in the relationship.
What’s your recipe for success? He cooked up a story that nobody believed. A cold reception A warm welcome She solved the problem step by step.
Target domains She was deeply moved. She is hungry for knowledge. He’s burning to go. I see your point. He searched for the memory.
The time will come when … Time flies. Time goes by fast. The baby will arrive soon. His father passed away.
Examples An achievement is like a building, and the process of achieving is like the process of building. They built up the business over 20 years. The organization was built on traditional principles. This web site is still under construction. They laid the foundations for future success with a carefully balanced range of products. This was the blueprint for success. She was the architect of the company’s expansion overseas.
Being angry is like being hot or on fire. She burned with indignation. He has a fiery temper. Jack was a hot-tempered young man. Their parents were having a heated argument/debate about where to go. They were having a blazing / flaming row. She often flares up over nothing.
It made my blood boil. I lost my cool Alison was getting very hot under the collar.
Losing your temper is like an explosion. When she told him, he nearly exploded. He blew up at her. Steve couldn’t contain his anger any longer. It was an explosive situation. I’m sorry I blew my top. There was another angry outburst from Chris. Alex was bursting with anger. She’ll blow a fuse/ A major row erupted at the meeting.
An argument is like a fight or war, with people attacking each other’s opinions and defending their own. She tried to defend herself against his attacks on her ideas. She shot down his argument. That is an indefensible point of view. I decided to pursue another line of attack.. We had a big fight last night, and I went home early.
A conversation or discussion is like a journey, with the speakers going from one place to another. Let’s go back to what you were saying earlier. Can we return to the previous point? I can’t quite see where you’re heading. The conversation took an unexpected turn/direction. I’m listening – Go on !
When you have some knowledge about something, it is as if you are shining a light on it. Not having knowledge is like being in darkness. Allow me to shed/throw some light on the matter. Can you enlighten me as to what your intentions are? There are a couple of points that I’d like you to clear up. Her work has greatly illuminated this aspect of the subject.
This spotlights/highlights the problems of bilingual children. He kept us in the dark about his plans. The book concerns the shadowy world of espionage. I only have a dim recollection of what happened next. I haven’t got the foggiest/faintest idea.