Adonis, an

Meaning of Idiom ‘An Adonis’ An Adonis is a young man of unusual physical beauty; an extremely sexually attractive young man, one who is well built and handsome. 1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. [ The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms]. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995. , 2Webber, Elizabeth, and Mike Feinsilber. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Allusions. Merriam-Webster, 2000. Examples Of Use “Wow, that guy … Read more

Add Insult To Injury

An English idiom with Ancient roots. Meaning To add insult to injury is to make a bad situation become worse by saying or doing something. It is to upset someone once, with some remark or action, and then to do something else which compounds the original insult, or to add to the injury of something … Read more

Adam’s Ale

Meaning of Idiom ‘Adam’s Ale’ Adam’s ale is an old-fashioned term for plain water. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. 22. Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. Usage In Scotland, the term is sometimes heard as Adam’s wine. Examples of Use “We have no beer or wine. You’ll have to make … Read more