Weekly photo challenge – Cherry on top

Weekly photo challenge – Cherry on top

Cherry on Top

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the cherry on the cake (or on top)

A desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good  : the car is faster than a Ferrari, but the cherry on the cake is the price 

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Weekly photo challenge – Curve #2

Weekly photo challenge – Curve #2

 

Curve
“He is not worthy of the honeycomb that shuns the hive because the bees have stings.” William Shakespeare
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Weekly photo challenge – Curve

Weekly photo challenge – Curve

Curve

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Idioms

Ahead of the curve – Similar to ahead of the pack, ahead of the curve literally refers to your position on the statistical bell curve, where the top of the curve represents the median, average result. By being ahead of the curve you represent the top percentile of results that either has the advanced skills or understanding that sets you apart.
 
Curve ball – (USA) If something is a curve ball, it is deceptive.
 
Behind the curve – If you are behind the curve, you are behind or out of touch with current trends or developments. (‘Ahead of the curve’ iis the opposite). Read more at Finedictionary.com
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Weekly photo challenge – Numbers (3)

Weekly photo challenge – Numbers (3)

Number (3_

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Weighing devices are among man’s most important inventions. The earliest civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley had uniform systems of weights and measures. The history of commerce can be traced back to these systems. Balances were in use in Mesopotamia as early as 4000 BC. For modern man, weighing and measuring play an essential role in our daily lives. Shortly after birth we are weighed, and from that point on, our bodies, the food we eat and all the products we use are weighed and measured at some stage in their development.

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scale (noun) weighing instrument, early 15c.; earlier “pan of a balance” (late 14c.); earlier still “drinking cup” (c. 1200), from Old Norse skal “bowl, drinking cup,” in plural, “weighing scale” from a noun derivative of Proto-Germanic *skæla “split, divide” (source also of Old Norse skel “shell,” Old English scealu, Old Saxon skala “a bowl (to drink from),” Old High German scala, German Schale “a bowl, dish, cup,” Middle Dutch scale, Dutch schaal “drinking cup, bowl, shell, scale of a balance”), from PIE root *skel- (1) “to cut” (see scale (n.1)).

The connecting sense seems to be of half of a bivalve (“split”) shell used as a drinking cup or a pan for weighing. But according to Paulus Diaconus the “drinking cup” sense originated from a supposed custom of making goblets from skulls (see skull). Related: Scales. This, as a name for the zodiac constellation Libra, is attested in English from 1630s.

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Weekly photo challenge – Numbers (2)

Weekly photo challenge – Numbers (2)

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Number Proverbs and Sayings :

Once bitten, twice shy. After an unpleasant experience, people are careful to avoid something similar.
One father is (worth) more than a hundred schoolmasters. A teacher cannot replace a father. A child is raised by a father and taught by a teacher.
One good turn deserves another. You should be helpful to someone who helps you.
Opportunity seldom knocks twice Don’t miss opportunities that come along.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. What is useless to one person could be valuable to another.
Two wrongs don’t make a right. It is wrong to harm someone because they have harmed you.
Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

Don’t miss opportunities that come along.

   
               source : Learn English Today
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