24 EneToday's Phrase - 'To Ride Something Out'

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TODAY'S PHRASE: "To ride something out"

To ride something out means to get through something that is difficult or unpleasant.

For example:

I lost my job and can't spend a lot of money at the moment - I'll just have to ride it out until I get a new one.

Jonathan had never run a marathon before - he was tired even before the halfway mark, but he managed to ride it out and finish the race.

I can't believe the prime minister rode out that scandal and is still in office!

22 EneToday's Phrase - 'Dressed Like a Dog's Dinner'

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If someone is described as being 'dressed like a dog's dinner', it means they are wearing clothes which are inappropriate for the occasion or too formal. This is quite a negative way to describe someone!

Examples

The dress code was smart/casual, but Linda came wearing a full-length ball gown! She was dressed like a dog's dinner!

My mum really embarrasses me, she always dresses like a dog's dinner, even when we're just going to the shops!

Look at that guy over there! He's wearing a tuxedo in this old pub. He's dressed like a dog's dinner!

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