Cabin Fever

a woman in brown coat looking outside the window

People are going stir-crazy nowadays. Many of us have been compelled to stay indoors for nearly three months now. Initially, we enjoyed the experience. But, after a while, we started to get restless. Some of us got irritated. Children were also forced to stay indoors and many of them generated a feeling of restlessness or depression because …

Homeric Laughter ?

People laugh differently. Some laugh silently, while others tend to guffaw. ‘Homer' is a Greek poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey, and not the leading character in the well-known television show, ‘The Simpsons'. ‘Homeric laughter' refers to laughter of the ROFL (Rolling on Floor, Laughing). The individual laughs loudly …

Kryptonite

People who have read the comic books or watched the movies featuring the exploits of Superman know that he was born on Krypton. When the planet exploded, kryptonite or the radioactive material from it, was hurled into space. Superman’s enemies discovered that kryptonite was the only thing that could be used to either hurt or …

Throw You Under the Bus

This is an expression frequently used in American English in informal contexts. When you throw your friend under the bus, you betray him; in order to save yourself from the trouble you are in, you sacrifice him. Be careful. Rajiv will throw you under the bus when you stop being useful to him. The media …