Archive | Idioms

Talking Trash

Trash-talking, Teasing, and Mockery

 When athletes complete, they look for any edge (or advantage) over their competition.  Much of that comes from physical skill, but some is psychological.  Often, they try to distract their opponents by trash-talking.  Trash-talking is when someone says bad things about another person’s skill or about some other aspect of his/her personality in order to make […]

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What Is the Difference Between Conscious and Conscience?

From the time we’re little, parents, teachers, and religion leaders try to tell us what is right and wrong, what is good behavior and what is bad behavior. As we grow up, these voices remain in our heads and influence our decisions. This is our conscience. The voice of our conscience tells us “Do this! […]

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New Year’s Eve: Party Hard, Over-Indulge, and Resolve to be BETTER

On New Year’s Eve, or December 31st, Americans typically party hard.  They stay up until dawn, counting down to the New Year and watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York (or on TV if they are not there), drinking and having a good time with their friends. In fact, they often over-indulge, meaning […]

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