June 19, 2024

A phrase whose meaning is difficult or sometimes impossible to guess by looking at the meanings individual words it contain.

Be in the same boat – has a literal meaning that is easy to understand, but it also has a common idiomatic meaning :

I found this job difficult at first. But we were all in the same boat; We were all learning.

Be in the same boot means “to be in the same difficult or unfortunate situation”

other idioms are short expressions that are used for a particular purpose:

Hang in there! [used to encourage somebody in a difficult situation]

Go lost! [a rude way of saying “go away”

If the expression is well part of it may be left out:

Well, I knew everything would go wrong.[ it’s usual story of too many cooks]

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