Binomial Pairs in English
1. Short and Sweet
definition: we refer it to something that is very fast and to-the-point, excise; of minimum length and no longer than it needs to be
example: His motivational speech was short and sweet – he just said what he needed to say and he was very quick about it.
2. Loud and Clear
definition: we refer it to something that is very clear and very easy to understand
example:please don’t shout on me – I can hear you very loud and clear.
The two drivers could hear each other loud and clear.
3. Back and Forth
definition: we refer it to when we firstly move in one direction and then in another.
example:My Driving driving job consists mainly of going back and forth between the hotel and the airport all day.
4. Make or Break
definition: we refer it to when the result will be either success or failure, nothing between
example:This exam is make or break for me. If i fail then i will have no chance of becoming an army officer.
5. Take it or Leave it
definition: we refer it to (negotitation) your last offer: you are not going to negotiation further or allow the other person to negotiate
example:Eight hundred rupees is my final offer for your guitar– take it or leave it!
6. Sooner or Later
definition: that something will definitely happen, although it is not known when
example:We’re all going to die sooner or later.
If you lie, people will find you out sooner or later.
7. More or Less
definition: it refers to approximately; almost
example:The maintainance to this project will take a week, more or less.
8. Hustle and Bustle
definition: it refers to the alot of noisy activites caused by people mostly in big cities.
example:There’s always lots of hustle and bustle at the market on saturday.
9. Step by Step
definition: it refers to do something methodically , one step at a time
example:Follow the course and step by step you will learn how to create modern and attractive website.
10. Rules and Regulations
definition: it refers to something related to laws, rules, legislation
example:The rules and regulations in prisons are very strict.
There are different rules and regulations for commercial vehicles than for simple passenger cars.
11. Safe and Sound
definition: we refer it something that is not in danger and not injured in any way
example:That 4 year old missing boy returned to his family safe and sound.
The soldier—thought to be dead—was found safe and sound in the deep inside forest
12. Sick and Tired:
definition: When you are extremely annoyed or frustrated with a person or situation; when you are at the point where you will not tolerate the situation anymore and you might get angry or lose your patience.
example:Hey Mike stop talking shit about him i am very sick and tired now.