- A long time back.
- It refers to an incident that happened so long ago that it was not possible to keep a track of when it actually was.
- An informal way of saying as long back as one can remember.
- I have been living in this house since the year dot and know everyone in the vicinity by their first names.
- My mom makes this cheesecake since the year dot and I am yet to taste anything that is better.
- This lawyer is set up in the uptown area since the year dot because his business is much better there with influential clients walking in all the time.
- His uncle is in the deciding committee since the year dot, of course he got in without any issues.
- We’ve been friends since the year dot.
This is a modern day phrase which came up in England in the 1900’s. It is most popular within the Great Britain region but is not used as much in the rest of the world. Henry Murray used it in his literary work in the year 1897 in ‘Lands of the slave and the free: or, Cuba, The United States, and Canada’.
you are what you eat
- if you eat good food you will be healthy, if you eat bad food you will be unhealthy
- to be hit and healthy, you need to eat good food
- eat well to feel well
- To stay healthy, it’s best to keep off junk food. You are what you eat.
- You are what you eat, so watch you diet and don’t eat unhealthy foods.
- “I feel more energetic and fit now that I’ve given up processed food and eat more freshly prepared local and seasonal foods.” “You are what you eat.”
- Athletes and sports persons are so fit because not only do they exercise regularly, but they also watch what they eat. After all, you are what you eat.
- We attended a seminar called “you are what you eat”, which advocated the benefits of a healthy diet.
The phrase was first used in English in the early 1900s. It refers idea that food controls a person’s health. Similar phrases had earlier been used in French and German in the 1800s. During the hippy era of 1960s, the phrase gained much prominence as it was adopted by the hippies as a slogan for healthy eating.
your guess is as good as mine
- do not know the answer
- to have no idea
- don’t know any more than the other person
- If you want to know which one is the best of these movies, well, your guess is as good as mine.
- “How far do you think this place is?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
- “As to who will win this time, your guess is as good as mine.”
- I asked her when the shipment would arrive, she said “your guess is as good as mine.”
- “Do you know what he is doing?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
- I asked the mechanic whether the device will work properly if repaired, he said “your guess is as good as mine.”
- “How long do you think we should have to wait for the bus?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
- “Will this train reach on time?” “Your guess is as good as mine.”
The origin of this phrase is not very clear, but it is a fairly recent phrase. It is a simple phrase and used very often.
- someone especially a politician whose career is finished
- someone who has passed the peak of his or her career
- The officer is retiring from his job next month, soon he will be a yesterday’s man.
- It had only been a week when Ria’s saloon kick-started and now due to financial crisis she’ll be closing her shop. She’s a yesterday’s man now.
- No sooner had the actor done a blockbuster, he was accused of his involvement in a scam & prisoned. He is a yesterday’s man now.
- Only after an hour of his being elected as home minister, the media dismissed him as a yesterday’s man due to wrong means of buying votes.
- You have to be cautious & not make any mistake at this point of your career else you will be a yesterday’s man.
- After being involved in drug addiction & gambling, the singer became a yesterday’s man.
- If you do not want to be a yesterday’s man, keep learning & improving yourself so that you keep evolving.
- It is essential to be up to date with the ongoing trend in your field of work else you’ll be a yesterday’s man.
Any information about the origin of this idiom is currently unavailable with us.
your sins will find you out
Meaning: things you do wrong will become known.
Example: He usually cheats his customers by selling duplicate material, and now he lost his business completely, truly said, your sins will find you out.
Meaning: for sure, most certainly, without any doubt.
Example: You bet I will be going abroad next month to participate in social works.
yoke around neck
Meaning: a trouble for someone.
Example: Try to stop the fighting of two people was a yoke around his neck, they both hurt him badly, for coming in between.