Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
1. Plans are in progress to build a new school next year. "Plans are being made"...
2. A dog ran out on the playing field while the game was in progress. "was taking place".
3. In consideration of the boy's young age, the judge did not put him in jail for carryig a gun. With reference to; because of
4. The hired man was sick, and a lot of the daily chores were not done.
5. Fiega complains that his wife is hell on wheels. Unlikely unless she is a bicylce, car or other form of transport.
6. Alice heaped coals of fire on Mary's head by inviting her to a party after Mary had gossiped about her.
in progress = being made or done; happening
in consideration of = after thinking about and weighing; because of.
hired man = a man employed to do jobs every day about a house or farm
hell on wheels = tough, aggressive, wild, or mean, or a crabby person especially one who makes another unhappy by constantly criticizing him even when he has done nothing wrong.
heaps coals of fire on one’s head = to be kind or helpful to someone who has done wrong to you, so that he is ashamed
Thank you for your efforts.
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