Definition: easy going, loose, reckless and carefree. For example “this devil may care attitude is going to get him fired from his job”.
What does it mean when people start a sentence with “Having said that….” ?
“Having said that” is a transitional phrase that has become more and more common in spoken language. When people say, “Having said that” it is a signal that they are going to say something which will contrast or disagree with what they said a moment ago. Take, for example, this quote from a man talking about his father’s death:
- “He was 93 years old, so it was the natural way of things. Having said that, it’s still a shock when it actually happens, when your parent dies.”
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This idiom is used to emphasize the truth of a statement or assertion.
“believe you me, she knows what she is talking about”
1. Lit. a performance lasting only one night.
Ex: The band did a series of one-night stands down the East Coast.You can’t make a living doing one-night stands.
2. Fig. a romance or sexual relationship that lasts only one night.
Ex: It was not a romance, just a one-night stand or,
It looked like something that would last longer than a one-night stand.
Cliché [of a person] very calm and poised. For example, James did very well in his TV appearances. He stayed cool, calm, and collected. The bad news didn’t seem to distress Jane at all. She remained cool, calm, and collected.
Source: McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Meaning – to get married. For example, "John ties the knot with Mary." Continue reading Tie the Knot