- 1 Post By sarat_106
start from scratch/tearing your hair out/sweep away/day-to-day/order take out/invade
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
Joseph Sherlock, a small-business management consultant based near Portland, Oregon, says companies that start from scratch often struggle with this phenomenon when they reach $1 to $2 million in sales.
start from scratch = from the very beginning, from the outset; from nothing
That's a good threshold to start tearing your hair out.
tearing your hair out = if someone is tearing their hair out, they are extremely worried or agitated about something
Management issues take up more of your time, leaving less time for you to develop new products or services.
take up = use up or occupy entirely
At both thresholds, business owners must take time to consider their desires and goals, to avoid being swept away by the demands of running their companies.
sweep away = engross; overwhelm emotionally
Of course, you must be serious about giving up control of day-to-day operations.
day-to-day = occurring on a routine or daily basis
At the end of the day, all of the ideas go up on the wall.
go up on the wall = make public
I would like to propose a toast to my kid sister.
to propose a toast = to raise up a glass of champagne at a meal and say kind words about somebody
How amazing! One day you order take out, and it changes your life.
order take out = ask a restaurant for food to be eaten elsewhere (usually at home)
It took several years before everything worked like clockwork in that department.
to work like clockwork = to work well or efficiently
Is he busy? Not really, he’s out on the deck.
on the deck = available, ready for action
You are on the air!
on the air = to be in the process of being broadcast over TV or radio
I don’t want to invade your privacy.
invade = to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: start from scratch/tearing your hair out/sweep away/day-to-day/order take out/inv
I think use of control over is more common than control of in such situations.
Originally Posted by vil
The police has complete control over the situation.
He has a greater control over his mind.
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