It’s time for [Phrases] today!!
We usually use the phrase “No cross, no crown” to express the meaning of “If you don’t take pains you won’t achieve anything”.
Also, when the word ”cross” is used in some phrases, it has different meanings. So today I will introduce some phrases that include ”cross”, and I hope it will help you understand this word better!
1. cross as two sticks
It means angry or irritated.
I’d stay away from Bill if I were you—he’s cross as two sticks today.
I was in a good mood when I woke up this morning, but now I feel cross as two sticks after getting stuck in traffic.
2. at cross purposes
We use “at cross purposes” to express in conflict with or in opposition to.
I think we’re talking at cross purposes; that’s not what I meant at all.
Tom’s parents acted at cross purposes in advising him.
3. cross one’s fingers
to hope very much that something will happen
If you’ve made a mistake, don’t cross your fingers and hope no one will notice, because someone is going to — it’s inevitable.
4. have a cross to bear
To have a difficult responsibility or burden that must be handled on one’s own.
We all have a cross to bear; it could be a heavy load.
When Nancy’s husband passed away, she had a heavy cross to bear—raising four children on her own.
5. cross someone up
To defy, challenge, or frustrate one.
Don’t cross that guy if you want a job in publishing—he’s a celebrated editor.
Stephen has crossed me up so many times I just can’t trust him anymore.
That’s all for [Phrases] today. Now try to make at least one sentence with the phrases that you like! That will help you to remember them.
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