long story short
/lˈɑːŋ stˈoːɹi ʃˈɔːɹt/
used to indicate that one is not giving all the details of what happened but only the main points
to put out feelers
/pˌʊt ˈaʊt fˈiːlɚz/
to ask some questions in order to figure out what someone is thinking of or what their opinion about a particular person or thing is
the other / flip / opposite side of the coin
/ðə ˈʌðɚ flˈɪp ˈɑːpəsˌɪt sˈaɪd ʌvðə kˈɔɪn/
a different way of thinking or approaching a situation
to coin a phrase
/tə kˈɔɪn ɐ fɹˈeɪz/
said before using a famous, overused, or made-up phrase
to hold the floor
/hˈoʊld ðə flˈoːɹ/
to be brave or sociable enough to deliver a lengthy public speech without allowing any interruption
or else
/ɔːɹ ˈɛls/
used to imagine how things would be if the situation was different
the other way around
/ðɪ ˈʌðɚ wˈeɪ ɐɹˈaʊnd/
used to emphasize that the exact opposite of what is said is true
give and take
/ɡˈɪv ænd tˈeɪk/
a situation in which two parties exchange ideas in order to find the best solution or approach to something
to get a word in edgewise
/ɡɛt ɐ wˈɜːd ɪn ˈɛdʒwaɪz/
to manage to state one's opinions regarding something after or in the middle of someone else's prolonged speech
hot potato
/hˈɑːt pətˈeɪɾoʊ/
a difficult or controversial issue or topic that is uncomfortable or risky to handle
for the record
/fɚðə ɹˈɛkɚd/
used before stating a fact that one wants someone to know or remember
moot point
/mˈuːt pˈɔɪnt/
a subject about which there are different opinions or disagreements
to broaden / expand / widen one's horizons / mind
/bɹˈɔːdən ɛkspˈænd wˈaɪdən wˈʌnz hɚɹˈaɪzən mˈaɪnd/
to expand one's knowledge, experiences, or perspectives, often by exploring new places, ideas, or cultures, with the aim of gaining a broader understanding of the world
tunnel vision
/tˈʌnəl vˈɪʒən/
a state when a person gets too focused on one thing, which can cause them to miss other important things
in a bad light
/ɪn ɐ bˈæd lˈaɪt/
in a way that makes someone look bad or incapable
in a good light
/ɪn ɐ ɡˈʊd lˈaɪt/
in a way that highlights someone's positive qualities or capabilities
for my money
/fɔːɹ maɪ mˈʌni/
used to express one's opinions or beliefs
frame of mind
/fɹˈeɪm ʌv mˈaɪnd/
a temporary state of feeling that causes one to have a particular set of emotions, beliefs, and behaviors toward a particular person or thing
in one's eyes
/ɪn wˈʌnz ˈaɪz/
according to one’s opinion
to read from the same page
/ɹˈiːd fɹʌmðə sˈeɪm pˈeɪdʒ/
to have the same thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc. about something
to sing from the same hymn book
/sˈɪŋ fɹʌmðə sˈeɪm hˈɪm bˈʊk/
to express the same opinions or have the same understanding as someone else
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