All are fine.Dear teachers,
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
By using a vacuum to remove the water from cow's milk and then adding sugar, Borden was able to create a product that had a shelf life of years.
shelf life = the length of time a material may be stored without deterioration; the length of time it remains usable.
Shelf life is different from expiration date; the former relates to food quality, the latter to food safety. A product that has passed its shelf life might still be safe, but quality is no longer guaranteed
Borden wore many hats throughout his life; as owner of a newspaper in Texas in 1836, he is credited with penning the headline, "Remember the Alamo!"
he wore many hats throughout his life = he had many positions and functions in his life Ok
That was luck with a vengeance!
December has turned cold with a vengeance.
The rain came down with a vengeance.
with a vengeance = with great violence or energy; also, to an extreme degree Ok
Side streets are sheets of ice and in many cases impassable.
impassable = incapable of being passed; not admitting a passage; as, an impassable road, mountain, or gulf= impassable problems
Now we are told that supplies of salt are running out, so if the weather continues beyond the end of the week, forget anyone clearing even major roads.
run out = become used up or exhausted Ok
In years gone by, snow would often mean that people were stranded at home with no contact with the outside world.
strand = leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue= left in the lurch
He left me stranded by the side of the road at midnight.
His last girl-friend was a very famous, easy on the eyes model.
easy on the eyes = attractive, beautiful
They were running nip and tuck but he finally won the race in the end.
The game was nip and tuck until the last minute.
The last hurdle-race was a nip and tuck race right to the finish line.
The two salesmen fought nip and tuck for the contract all the way.
nip and tuck = evenly matched, almost even Ok
At the end of the race the two horses were neck and neck.
For months John and Harry seemed to be neck and neck in Alice's favor.
nip and tuck = neck and neck = nearly equivalent or even, we use this expression in sports as well as in competitions
If you were watching a TV talent show and voting for your favorite singer, and asked who would be the likely winner?
Answer: Difficult, they are neck and neck
Thank you for your efforts.
Student or Learner