(To Be) At Large – Adjectival & Prepositional Phrase

(To Be) At Large…

(R.I.P. Gentle Giant…  But no…  This phrase is not referring to that kind of “Large”)

The phrase, (To Be) At Large — though being classified as a Prepositional Phrase, has nothing to do with location or placement in either time or space.  So, even though it contains the Preposition, “At” — the term acts as an Adjectival Phrase to describe the condition of Someone or Something.

This phrase is also idiomatic, because it has nothing to do with any one person or thing, actually being “Large“.  So let’s examine it’s various meanings, and what they are used for…

To find out the proper meanings and usages of this phrase…
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(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

(Closet Classics #10)

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Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.

tO Find OUt Why It Has Nothing To Do With The Picture Above…

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism

(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)

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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:

To Find Out The Difference …

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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)



Aphorism: “Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

“Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!”

Today’s Tid-Bit is another aphorism.  Remember, those are those types of sayings that people often use as a piece of advice or as an annoying way of trying to tell you what to do…  or worse yet, as a way of saying that you should have done something differently than you did.

And today’s little saying is a way of telling someone (usually after it’s already too late) to not take on too much responsibility or to not do some act that is beyond the physical and/or mental capabilities of the person that the statement is directed to.

As there is only a certain amount that any one person (or animal) can chew

…and if that person (or animal) then tries to bite off MORE than he or she can ACTUALLY put in his or her mouth chew

(regardless of whether anyone shared with him or her this “helpful” piece of advice)

…then that person (or animal) will end up in a difficult situation and/or will end up wasting whatever it is he or she is chewing.

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Um… Dude… That’s a gigantic hot-dog and a baby bird… those two things do not go together!

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To see how this amazing GIF of some skinny little punk getting slammed into the ground is also an example Biting Off More Than He Could Chew…


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Aphorism: “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(to) “Build The House From The Ground Up”

(Originally posted on the Aphorisms page of the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Lexis Portal)

This is a common Idiomatic Phrase in The English Language, used as a piece of advice.  To find out its meaning and proper usage…


(See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

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“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

Today’s “Tid-Bit” Is The Saying
“The Best Revenge Is Living Well”

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The saying in this image was not created by me… it just serves as a good example for this phrase 😉

This article has been revived, revamped and re-posted from GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! as “Closet Classics” #2, on the GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – Blog click the link to find out why.

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“Trembling With Fear” – Phrasal Verb

Today’s “Tid-Bit” – (to be) Trembling With Fear

This is a phrasal verb which describes what happens to a person when they are so frightened or scared by something, that they are literally shaking or “trembling“.

“Trembling With Fear”

Meaning And Usage


(to be) Trembling With Fear – This is a verb phrase which describes when a person is so filled with fear that they are literally trembling, shivering, or shaking…  

“When the police asked to search the car, the suspect was *trembling with fear*.  Since it was summertime and not a cold evening, that was a clear sign to them that he was hiding something.”


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