Saturday, September 22, 2012

HOLY QURAN AT A GLANCE

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THE AMAZING COLLECTION OF HOLY QURAN.GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF HOLY QURAN.HOLY QURAN AT A GLANCE.

S.No. QUESTION ANSWERS
1. How many Sura are in Holy Quran ? 114
2.How many Verses are in Holy Quran ? 6666.
3.How many dots are in Holy Quran ? 1015030.
4. How many over bar (zaber) are in Holy Quran ? 93243
5. How many under bar ( Zaer ) are in Holy Quran ? 39586
6. How many Raque are in Holy Quran ? 1000.
7. How many stop ( Waqf ) are in Holy Quran ? 5098.
8. How many Thashdeed are in Holy Quran ? 19253.
9. How many letters are in Holy Quran ? 323671
10. How many pash are in Holy Quran ? 4808.
11.How many Madd are in Holy Quran ? 1771
12. How many words are in Holy Quran ? 77701.
13. How many parts of Holy Quran ? 30.
14. How many time Besmillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem is repeated ? 114.
15. How many Sura start with Besmillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem ? 113.
16. How many time the word 'Quran' is repeated in Holy Quran ? 70.
17. Which is the longest Sura of Holy Quran ? Al-Baqarah.
18. Which is the best drink mentioned in Holy Quran ? Milk.
19. The best eatable thing mentioned inHoly Quran is ? Honey.
20. Which is the shortest Sura of Holy Quran ? Qausar.
21. The longest verse of Holy Quran is in which Sura? Al-Baqarah
22.The most disliked thing by the God though Halal is ? Divorce
23 .Which letter is used for the most time in Holy Quran.? Alaph
24 .Which letter is used for the lest time in Holy Quran ? Zaa.
25 .Which is the best night mentioned in Holy Quran ? Night of Qadar.
26 .Which is the best month mentioned in Holy Quran ? Ramzan.
27 .Which is the biggest animal mentioned in Holy Quran ? Elephant.
28 .Which is the smallest animal mentioned in Holy Quran ? Mosquito
29 .How many words are in the longest Sura of Holy Quran ? 25500.
30 .How many words are in the smallest Sura of Holy Quran ? 42
31 .Which Sura of Holy Quran is called the mother of Quran ? Sura Hamd
32 .How many Sura start with Al-Hamdullelah ? Five: Hamd, Inaam, Kahf, Saba & Fatr.
33 .Which Sura has the same number of verses as the number of Sura of Holy Quran ? Taqveer, 114 verses.
34 .How many Sura's name is only one letter ? Three: Qaf, Sad & Noon.
35 .How many Sura start with word " Inna " ? Four sura - Fatha, Nuh,Qadr, Qausar.
36 .Which Sura has the number of its verses equal to the number of Masumeen ? Saf, 14 verses.
37 .Which sura are called Musabbahat ? Esra, Hadeed, Hsar, Juma, Taghabun & Aala.
38 .How many sura are Makkahi and how many are Madni ? Macci 86, Madni 28.
39 .Which sura is on the name of tribe of Holy Prophet ? Quresh
40 .Which sura is called the heart of Holy Quran ? Yaseen.
41 .In which sura the name of Allah is repeated five time ? Sura al-Haj.
42 .Which sura are named Azaiam ? Sajdah, Fusselat, Najum & Alaq.
43 .Which sura is on the name of one Holy war ? Sura Ahzaab.
44 .Which sura is on the name of one metal ? Sura Hadeed
45 .Which sura does not starts with Bismellah ? Sura Tauba.
46 .Which sura is called ' Aroos-ul-Quran ? Sura Rehman.
47 .Which sura is considered as 1/3 of holy Quran ? Sura Tauheed.
48 .The name of how many sura are with out dot ? Hamd, Raad, Toor, Room, Masad.
49 .In which sura Besmillah came twice ? Sura Naml.
50 .How many sura start with the Initials ( Mukette'at )? 29 Sura.
51 .Which Sura was revealed twice ? Sura Hamd.
52 .In which Sura the back biter are condemned ? Sura Humzah.
53 .In which Sura the name of Allah is repeated in every verse ? Sura Mujadala.
54 .In which Sura the letter 'Fa' did not come ? Hamd.
55 .Which Sura are called Muzetain ? Falk & Nas.
56 .Which are those Sura if their name are reversed remain the same ? Lael & Tabbat.
57 .Which is that Sura if its first letter is remove becomes the name of one of the city of Saudi Arab? Sajdah
58 .Which Sura start with word ' Tabara Kallazi' ? Mulk & Furkan
59 .Macci Sura were revealed in how many years ? 13 years
60 .Madani Sura were revealed in how many years ? 10 years.
61 .Which sura start with word Kad ? Mujadala & Momenoon.
62 .Which Sura is related to Hazrat Ali ? Sura Adiat.
63 .How many Sura are in 30th. Chapter ? 37.
64 .Which sura every verse ends with letter 'Dal ' ? Tauheed.
65 .Which Sura is revealed in respect of Ahllelbayet ? Sura Dahr.
66 .Which sura every verse ends with letter ' Ra '? Qauser.
67 .In which sura the creation of human being is mentioned ? Sura Hijr V-26.
68 .In which sura the regulations for prisoner of war is mentioned ? Sura Nesa
69 .Which sura is having the laws about marriage ? Sura Nesa.
70 .Which sura if its name is reversed becomes the name of one bird? Sura Room.
71 .In which sura the story of the worship of cow of Bani Esra'iel is mentioned? Sura Taha.
72 .In which sura the law of inheritance is mentioned? Sura Nesa.
73 .In which sura the Hegira of Holy Prophet is mentioned ? Sura Infall.
74. In which Sura the 27 Attributes of God are mentioned ? Sura Hadeed.
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THE UNITED NATIONS: ORGANIZATION

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In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year.

Charter

The Charter is the constituting instrument of the Organization, setting out the rights and obligations of member states, and establishing the United Nations organs and pro­procedures.

Purposes

The purposes of the United Nations, as set forth in the Charter, are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

Structure

The Charter established six principal organs of the United Nations, are the: General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice and Secretariat. The United Nations family, however, is much larger, encompassing 15 agencies and several programmes and bodies.

Budget

The budget approved for the biennium 2006-2007 is $3.8 billion - representing nominal growth in real terms from the 2004-2005 biennium. The budget covers the costs of United Nations programmes in areas such as political affairs, international justice and law, international cooperation for development, public information, human rights and humanitarian affairs. The main source of funds for the budget is the contributions of member states.

The fundamental criterion on which the scale of assessments is based is the capacity of countries to pay. This is determined by considering their relative shares of total gross national product, adjusted to take into account a number of factors, including their per capita incomes. In addition to the regular budget, member states are assessed for the costs of the international tribunals and, in accordance with a modified version of the basic scale, for the costs of peacekeeping operations.

The United Nations family

The United Nations family of organizations (the “United Nations system”) consists of the United Nations Secretariat, the United Nations funds and programmes (such as UNICEF and UNDP), the specialized agencies (such as UNESCO and WHO) and related organizations. The funds and programmes are subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly. The specialized agencies are linked to the United Nations through special agreements and report to the Economic and Social Council and/or the General Assembly. The related organizations — including IAEA and the World Trade Organization — address specialized areas and have their own legislative bodies and budgets. Together, the organizations of the UN system address all areas of economic and social endeavour.


INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

One of the primary purposes of the United Nations is the maintenance of international peace and security. Since its creation, the UN has often been called upon to prevent disputes from escalating into war, to persuade opposing parties to use the conference table rather than force of arms, or to help restore peace when armed conflict does break out. Over the decades, the UN has helped to end numerous conflicts, often through actions of the Security Council — the primary organ for dealing with issues of international peace and security.

The Security Council, the General Assembly and the Secretary-General all play major, complementary roles in fostering peace and security. . United Nations activities cover the principal areas of conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, enforcement and peacebuilding.

Civil conflicts

During the 1990s, the end of the cold war led to an entirely new global security environment, one marked by a focus on internal rather than inter-state wars.

The UN has therefore reshaped and enhanced the traditional range of instruments at its command, strengthening its peacekeeping capacity to meet new challenges, increasingly involving regional organizations, and enhancing its post-conflict peacebuilding capability.

To deal with civil conflicts, the Security Council has authorized complex and innovative peacekeeping operations. Since its establishment, the UN has played a major role in ending conflict and fostering reconciliation, including successful missions in El Salvador and Guatemala, in Cambodia and Mozambique, in Sierra Leone and Liberia and Tajikistan, to name but a few.

Other conflicts, however - such as in Somalia, Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s - often characterized by ethnic violence and the lack of any internal power structure to deal with security issues, brought new challenges to United Nations peace-making and peacekeeping. Confronted with the problems encountered in these conflicts, the Security Council did not establish any new operation from 1995 to 1997.

But soon the essential role of the UN was dramatically reaffirmed.

Continuing crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, East Timor, Kosovo and Sierra Leone led the Council to establish five new missions as the decade drew to a close.

Peace-building

The experience of recent years has also led the United Nations to focus as never before on peacebuilding - efforts to reduce a country's risk of lapsing or relapsing into conflict by strengthening national capacities for conflict management, and to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and development. Experience has shown that the creation of lasting peace can only be achieved by pulling together all resources to help countries foster economic development, social justice, respect for human rights and good governance.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Although most people associate the United Nations with the issues of peace and security, the vast majority of the Organization's resources are in fact devoted to advancing the Charter's pledge to "promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development". United Nations development efforts have profoundly affected the lives and well-being of millions of people throughout the world. Guiding the United Nations endeavours is the conviction that lasting international peace and security are possible only if the economic and social well-being of people everywhere is assured.

Many of the economic and social transformations that have taken place globally since 1945 have been significantly affected in their direction and shape by the work of the United Nations. As the global centre for consensus-building, the UN has set priorities and goals for international cooperation to assist countries in their development efforts and to foster a supportive global economic environment.

Common interests

International debate on economic and social issues has increasingly reflected the commonality of interests between rich and poor countries in solving the many problems that transcend national boundaries. Issues such as refugee populations, organized crime, drug trafficking and AIDS are seen as global problems requiring coordinated action. The impact of persistent poverty and unemployment in one region can be quickly felt in others, not least through migration, social disruption and conflict. Similarly, in the age of a global economy, financial instability in one country is immediately felt in the markets of others.

Coordinating development activities

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the principal body coordinating the economic and social work of the United Nations and its operational arms. It is serviced by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs. The entire family of United Nations organizations works for economic, social and sustainable development.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Virtually every United Nations body and specialized agency is involved to some degree in the protection of human rights.

One of the great achievements of the United Nations is the creation of a comprehensive body of human rights law — a universal and internationally protected code to which all nations can subscribe and to which all people can aspire.

Not only has the United Nations painstakingly defined a broad range of internationally accepted rights; it has also established mechanisms with which to promote and protect these rights and to assist governments in carrying out their responsibilities.

Human rights law

The foundations of this body of law are the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly in 1945 and 1948, respectively. Since then, the United Nations has gradually expanded human rights law to encompass specific standards for women, children, persons with disabilities, minorities, migrant workers and other vulnerable groups, who now possess rights that protect them from discriminatory practices that had long been com­mon in many societies. Rights have been extended through ground-breaking General Assembly decisions that have gradually established their universality, indivisibility and interrelatedness with development and democracy.

Human rights action

Education campaigns have informed the world’s public of their inalienable rights, while numerous national judicial and penal systems have been enhanced through UN training programmes and technical advice. The United Nations machinery to monitor compliance with human rights treaties has acquired a remarkable cohesiveness and weight among member states.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights works to strengthen and coordinate United Nations efforts for the protection and promotion of all human rights of all persons around the world. The Secretary-General has made human rights the central theme that unifies the Organization’s work in the key areas of peace and security, development, humanitarian assistance, and economic and social affairs.

HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Since it first coordinated humanitarian relief operations in Europe following the devastation and massive displacement of people in the Second World War, the United Nations has been relied on by the international community to respond to natural and man-made disasters that are beyond the capacity of national authorities alone. Today, the UN is a major provider of emergency relief and longer-term assistance, a catalyst for action by governments and relief agencies, and an advocate on behalf of people struck by emergencies.

Emergencies

Conflicts and natural disasters continue to drive civilians from their homes. By the end of 2006, some 12.8 million people were displaced within their own countries and another 9.9 million people had become refugees by fleeing across international borders. Natural disasters, mostly weather-related, affect more than 200 million people every year. UNDP reports that 94 per cent of natural disasters are caused by cyclones, floods, earthquakes and drought, with heat waves and forest fires also taking a toll in human suffering.

Confronted with conflict and the escalating human and financial costs of natural disasters, the United Nations engages on two fronts. On one hand, it brings immediate relief to the victims, primarily through its operational agencies; on the other hand, it seeks more effective strategies to prevent emergencies from arising in the first place.

Assistance

When disaster strikes, the UN and its agencies rush to deliver humanitarian assistance. For example, in 2006, the World Food Programme (WFP) fed nearly 88 million people in 78 countries, including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided international protection and assistance to millions of refugees and IDPs. To fund emergency operations, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) launched inter-agency appeals that raised $3 billion for humanitarian aid. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has been providing education, health, relief and social services to Palestine refugees since 1950.


Prevention

Through such means as the humanitarian early warning system (HEWS) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), the UN works to prevent such occurrences and mitigate their effects. In addition, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) monitors impending famines, as well as other food and agricultural concerns, while the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) carries out tropical cyclone forecasting and drought monitoring. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) assists disaster-prone countries in developing contingency planning and other preparedness measures.

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Among the United Nations most pervasive achievements has been the development of international law - conventions, treaties and standards - that play a central role in promoting economic and social development, as well as international peace and security. Many of the treaties brought about by the United Nations form the basis of the law that governs relations among nations. While the United Nations work in this area does not always receive attention, it has a daily impact on the lives of people everywhere.

Over the years, the United Nations has sponsored over 500 multilateral agreements, which address a broad range of common concerns among states and are legally binding for the countries that ratify them.

Pioneering work

In many areas, the United Nations legal work has been pioneering, addressing problems as they take on an international dimension. It has been in the forefront of efforts to provide a legal framework in such areas as protecting the environment, regulating migrant labour, curbing drug trafficking and combating terrorism.

This work continues today, as international law assumes a more central role across a wider spectrum of issues, including human rights law and international humanitarian law. The primary United Nations organ for the settlement of disputes is the International Court of Justice. Popularly known as the World Court, it was founded in 1946.

DECOLONIZATION

Nearly 100 nations whose peoples were formerly under colonial rule or a trusteeship arrangement have joined the United Nations as sovereign independent states since the world Organization was founded in 1945. Additionally, many other Territories have achieved self-determination through political association or integration with an independent state. The United Nations has played a crucial role in that historic change by encouraging the aspirations of dependent peoples and by setting goals and standards to accelerate their attainment of independence. United Nations missions have supervised elections leading to independence - in Togoland (1956 and 1968), Western Samoa (1961), Namibia (1989) and, most recently, in Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor).

Self-determination and independence

The decolonization efforts of the United Nations derive from the Charter principle of “equal rights and self-determination of peoples”, as well as from three specific chapters in the Charter devoted to the interests of dependent peoples. Since 1960, the United Nations has also been guided by the General Assembly’s Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, by which Member States proclaimed the necessity of bringing colonialism to a speedy end. The Organization has also been guided by General Assembly resolution 1541 (XV) of 1960, which defined the three options offering full self-government for Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Despite the great progress made against colonialism, more than 1 million people still live under colonial rule, and the United Nations continues its efforts to help achieve self-determination in the remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories. At the end of the International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (1991-2000), the General Assembly declared the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2001-2010), calling on member states to redouble their effort to achieve complete decolonization.
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DISCOVERIES THAT MEN AND WEOMEN MADE

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The man discovered COLOURS and invented PAINT,

The woman discovered PAINT and invented MAKEUP

The man discovered the WORD and invented CONVERSATION,

The woman discovered CONVERSATION and invented GOSSIP.

The man discovered GAMBLING and invented CARDS,

The woman discovered CARDS and invented WITCHERY.

The man discovered AGRICULTURE and invented FOOD,

The woman discovered FOOD and invented DIET.

The man discovered FRIENDSHIP and invented LOVE,

The woman discovered LOVE and invented MARRIAGE.

The man discovered TRADING and invented MONEY,

The woman discovered MONEY and invented SHOPPING.

Thereafter man has discovered and invented a lot of things...

While the women STUCK to shopping.
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Benefits of reading the Quran

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By reading and reflecting on the Quran, one fulfils an obligation and is rewarded for it.

By SANWAL HUSSAIN



INDEED, to reflect on Allah’s verses is a form of worship that will draw one close to Him. The Quran is not a book like any other; it is a timeless guide for life, death and the Hereafter.




Therefore, it necessitates the reader returning to the early narrations of those who witnessed its revelation and heard its explanation by the one deputed by Allah to explain His words to humanity. So every sincere Muslim who hopes to earn Allah’s love by reciting and reflecting on His Book should hold on to the meanings explained by the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), his companions and the early scholars of Islam.




Reciting and reflecting on the Quran has tremendous benefits. Each of them explained stands as an encouragement to reading and trying to understand the Holy Quran. The Prophet of Islam summarised the faith as naseehah (sincerity). When Hazrat Tameem ibn Aws inquired, “To whom?” he said: “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the people and their common folk.” Thus, sincerity is due to the Quran, its recitation, learning the rules of reciting it beautifully, learning about its interpretation and the reasons for its revelation, abiding by the orders found in it, teaching it and calling the faithful to it.




So by reading and reflecting on the Quran, one fulfils an obligation and is rewarded for it. Upon fulfilling this obligation, the Quran then becomes a witness for one on the Day of Judgment. The Holy Prophet says, “The Quran is a proof for you or against you.” It will either be in your favour, a proof for you on the day when you will need every single good deed, or it will be something against you, the very speech of your Creator, a proof against you!” The Quran will intercede for us on the Day of Judgment. Hazrat Abu Umaamah relates that the Prophet said: “Read the Quran, for verily it will come on the Day of Judgment as an intercessor for its companions.” According to Saheeh al-Muslim, we find a lovely story about how Hazrat Umar understood this principle.




Some men once came to ask him, “Who do you use to govern Makkah?” He said, “Ibn Abzaa.” They asked, “Who is Ibn Abzaa?” Umar replied, “A freed slave.” They remarked, “You have left a freed slave in charge of the people of the valley (the noble tribes of the Quraish)?” He answered them, “Verily, he is a reader of the Book of Allah and is knowledgeable about the obligations of Muslims. Haven’t you heard the statement of your Messenger: ‘Allah raises some people by this Book and lowers others by it’?” Hazrat Usman also narrates the Holy Prophet as having said: “The best among you are the ones who learn the Quran and teach it to others,” according to Saheeh al-Bukhari.




There are 10 rewards for each letter you recite from the Quran. A hadith in Al-Tirmizi says: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by 10. I am not saying that Alif, Laam, Meem is one letter, rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter and Meem is a letter.” Hazrat Ayesha, too, relates that the Prophet once said: “One who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly and precisely will be in the company of noble angels. As for the one who recites it with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, (s)he will have twice that reward.” Hazrat Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas narrates the Holy Prophet as saying: “It will be said to the companion of the Quran: read and elevate (through the levels of paradise) and beautify your voice as you used to do when you were (alive). For verily, your position in paradise will be at the last verse you recited!” The Prophet also said: “The Quran is an intercessor, is given the permission to intercede, and it is rightfully believed in. Whoever puts it in front of himself, will be led to paradise; whoever puts it behind him, will be steered to hellfire.” This hadith about the Quran is on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah ibn Masood, summarising for the faithful the importance of reading the Quran and reflecting on its universal message. ¦

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MOST POPULAR IDIOMS

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This page lists the most popular idioms from A to Z

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
"Dan has asked me to go to a party with him. What if my boyfriend finds out?" Reply: "Don't go. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

A Blessing In Disguise
"My car broke down again, but maybe it was a blessing in disguise; I've been wasting too much time driving around anyway."

A Chip On Your Shoulder
"What's bothering that guy?" Answer: "Nothing; he's just got a chip on the shoulder."

A Dime A Dozen
"I don't need friends like him; they are a dime a dozen."

A Drop In The Bucket
"I'd like to do something to change the world but whatever I do seems like a drop in the bucket."

A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted
Example: "Her husband can't seem to hold onto any amount of money; he either spends it or loses it. A fool and his money are easily parted."

A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned
"I'm going to give you $20 but I want you to put it in the bank; a penny saved is a penny earned!"

A Piece Of Cake
"Do you think you will win your tennis match today?" Answer: "It will be a piece of cake."

A Shot In The Dark
"That was such a difficult question! How did you get it right?" Reply: "I just took a shot in the dark."

A Slap On The Wrist
"He should be in jail for what he did, but he got off with just a slap on the wrist."

A Slip Of The Tongue
"Be careful talking to the police tomorrow; one slip of the tongue could get us into big trouble."

A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
"It looks like she got a taste of her own medicine."

A Toss-Up
"Do you think they'll make it one time?" Answer: "I really don't know. It's a toss-up."

A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
"Don't trust the salespeople at that store; they are all wolves in sheep's clothing!"

About Face
"Do an about face, get back in that bathroom, and brush your teeth!"

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
"The time we spend apart has been good for us; absence makes the heart grow fonder."

Actions Speak Louder Than Words
"Don't tell me how to do this; show me! Actions speak louder than words."

Add Fuel To The Fire
"I would like to do something to help, but I don't want to add fuel to the fire."

Against The Clock
"We worked against the clock all day to get this report done by 5PM."

Against The Grain
"I jog at this track everyday and there is always that one guy who has to go against the grain and run in the opposite direction."

All Bark And No Bite
"The new manager threatened to fire me but I know he won't do it; he is all bark and no bite."

All Greek
"Did you understand what he just said?" Reply: "Nope. It was all Greek to me."

All In The Same Boat
"We can't fight against each other; we need to work together. We're all in the same boat!"

All That Glitters Is Not Gold
"Be careful when shopping for your new car; all that glitters is not gold!"

All Thumbs
"Hey! You are pouring my coffee on the table!" Reply: "Oh, I'm so sorry! I have been all thumbs today."

An Arm And A Leg
"Be careful with that watch; it cost me an arm and a leg."

An Axe To Grind
"I have an axe to grind with you." Answer: "Oh no; what did I do wrong?"

Arm In Arm
"What a nice afternoon. We walked arm in arm along the beach for hours."

Around The Block
"You kids are too young to fall in love: Wait until you have been around the block a time or two."

As Blind As A Bat
"Without his glasses, my father is as blind as a bat."

As High As A Kite
"The ball got stuck up there on the roof. It's as high as a kite."

As Light As A Feather
"Wow, you lift that box so easily!" Reply: "Oh, come on. It is as light as a feather."

At The Drop Of A Hat
"Would you travel around the world if you had the money?" Answer: "At the drop of a hat."

At Wit's End
"We have been at wit's end trying to figure out how we are going to pay our taxes."

Back To The Drawing Board
"It looks like my plan to kill the weeds in the garden has failed. Back to the drawing board."

Barking Up The Wrong Tree
"I have been trying to solve this math problem for 30 minutes but I think I've been barking up the wrong tree."

Beat A Dead Horse
"There's no use in beating a dead horse."

Beating Around The Bush
"If you want to ask me, just ask; don't beat around the bush."

Bend Over Backwards
"We bent over backwards to help him, and he never even thanked us!"

Better Late Than Never
"Sorry I was late for the meeting today; I got stuck in traffic." Answer: "That's okay; better late than never."

Between A Rock And A Hard Place
"I'd like to help you but I am stuck between a rock and a hard place."

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together
"Look; the volleyball players are eating at the same table together, as always." Answer: "Birds of a feather flock together."

Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
"I thought I could finish this report within one month, but it looks like I have bitten off more than I can chew."

Bite Your Tongue
"Whenever that professor says something I don't like, I have to bite my tongue."

Blood Is Thicker Than Water
"When my best friend and my brother got in a fight I had to help my brother; blood is thicker than water."

Break Down
"Did your car break down again?"

Break In
"They broke in to my apartment when I was gone, and they took everything!"

Break The Tie
"Whoever wins in Florida will have enough votes to break the tie."

Burn Your Bridges
"I wish you hadn't been rude to that man just now; he is very important in this town and you shouldn't go around burning bridges."

Burning The Candle At Both Ends
"Ever since this new project started I have been burning the candle at both ends. I can't take much more of it."

Burning The Midnight Oil
"Our son has been working hard preparing for his final exams!" Answer: "Yes, he's been up each night burning the midnight oil."

Call It Off
"Tonight's game was called off because of the rain."

Can't Cut The Mustard
"Bob dropped out of medical school; he couldn't cut the mustard."

Cold Turkey
"I want to quit drinking right now. As of this moment, I am going cold turkey."

Come Hell Or High Water
"Will you be at the family reunion next year?" Answer: "Yes- we'll be there, come hell or high water!"

Cross Your Fingers
"Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!"

Cry Over Spilt Milk
"Let's not go crying over spilt milk."

Cry Wolf
"That kid on the other team just fell down; it looks like he might be hurt!" Answer: "He's not hurt; he's just crying wolf."

Curiosity Killed The Cat
"Hey, I wonder what's down that street; it looks awfully dark and creepy." Answer: "Let's not try to find out. Curiosity killed the cat."

Dead Heat
"It looks like were going to have to find another way to decide a winner. That one was a dead heat."

Dog-Eat-Dog
"I have been in this business for twenty years. It's dog-eat-dog; the competition is always trying to steal your customers."

Don't Count Your Chickens Until They're Hatched
"Next Friday I will be able to pay you back that money I owe you." Answer: "I won't be counting my chickens..."

Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth! When you buy your own beers you can decide what brand you want."

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket
"The best way to gamble is to only bet small amounts of money and never put all your eggs in one basket."

Down To The Wire
"It looks like this race is going to come right down to the wire!"

Drastic Times Call For Drastic Measures
"Sales have been slow and we had to let go three of our employees; drastic times call for drastic measures."

Dry Spell
"Sam is a great salesman, though lately he's been having a bit of a dry spell."

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
"I found a new job after all and I like this one much better than the last!" Answer: "You see, every cloud has a silver lining."

Everything But The Kitchen Sink
"Whenever we go camping my wife wants to bring everything but the kitchen sink!"

Fair And Fair Alike
"Michael stayed home to take care of your sister last night, so tonight it is your turn. Fair and fair alike."

Finding Your Feet
"Don't worry about it. We will help you while you are finding your feet."

Fixed In Your Ways
"Sometimes it is hard to accept that your parents are fixed in their ways."

Flash In The Pan
"What a great first year he had, but after that... nothing!" Answer: "Just another flash in the pan."

From Rags To Riches
"My uncle is a real rags to riches story."

Get Over It
"I was very sick yesterday, but I got over it quickly."

Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed
"Don't start yelling at me just because you got up on the wrong side of the bed."

Give Him The Slip
"My brother will be at the movie tonight. Afterwards, let's give him the slip and go to a party."

Go For Broke
"The way to be successful is to decide exactly what you want, then go for broke."

Great Minds Think Alike
"I have decided that this summer I am going to learn how to scuba dive." Answer: "Me too! I have already paid for the course. Great minds think alike!"

Haste Makes Waste
"You should always take your time when doing your taxes and check your numbers very carefully; haste makes waste."

Have No Idea
"I can't find my keys. I have no idea where I put them."

He Lost His Head
"Okay- I'll tell you what happened. But don't lose your head."

Head Over Heels
"I have been head over heels about my girlfriend since the day I met her."

Icing On The Cake
"I've been accepted by the university, and they've offered me a position on the basketball team!" Answer: "That's wonderful! Icing on the cake."

Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools
"It makes me nervous to see those kids outside just standing around; idle hands are the devils tools!"

If It's Not One Thing, It's Another
"First the car broke down, and now I can't find my keys! If it's not one thing, it's another!"

In And Out
"I know this city in and out."

In Over Your Head
"Go ahead and lead the meeting today; I'll help you out if you get in over your head."

In The Dark
"Did you know that today was her birthday?" Answer: "No, I was in the dark."

In The Doghouse
"You kids will be in the doghouse with your mother after that mess you made in her garden!"

In The Heat Of The Moment
"Sorry about what I said; I got caught up in the heat of the moment."

It Takes Two To Tango
"Her husband is awful; they fight all the time." Answer: "It takes two to tango."

It's A Small World
"Hey, it's funny seeing you here." Reply: "It's a small world."

Its Anyone's Call
"Who do you think will win this election?" Answer: "Its anyone's call."

Keep An Eye On Him
"I have to run to the bathroom. Can you keep an eye on my suitcase while I am gone?"

Labor Of Love
"Taking care of this dog is a labor of love."

Lend Me Your Ear
"Friends, Romans, countrymen; lend me your ear."

Let Bygones Be Bygones
"You and I have had our disagreements; let's let bygones be bygones."

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
"I wanted to ask her what she thought of her ex-husband, but I figured it was better to let sleeping dogs lie."

Let The Cat Out Of The Bag
"Bob didn't tell anyone that he was sick, but his wife let the cat out of the bag."

Mad As A Hatter
"Everybody in my family knew that our uncle was as mad as a hatter."

Method To My Madness
"Give me a moment to explain; there is method to my madness."

Neck And Neck
"They're coming around the final corner. They're neck and neck!"

Neither A Borrower, Nor A Lender Be
"Could you lend me twenty dollars?" Answer: "Sorry, neither a borrower nor a lender be."

Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You
"We have been your best customers for years. How could you suddenly treat us so rudely? You should never bite the hand that feeds you."

Nose Out Of Joint
"We were only joking; don't get your nose out of joint."

Not A Chance
"Do you think you will be able to finish your report by five o'clock today?" Answer: "Not a chance. I'll be busy in meetings all day."

Off Limits
"Guns are off limits within New York City."

Off On The Wrong Foot
"Let's try to start on time tomorrow and get off on the right foot."

Off The Hook
"You're lucky; it turns out that Dad never heard you come in late last night." Answer: "Great, that means I'm off the hook!"

On Pins And Needles
"Jean was on pins and needles the whole time her father was in the hospital."

On The Fence
"Has he decided whether he will take the job yet?" Answer: "No, he's still on the fence."

On The Same Page
"Before we make any decisions today, I'd like to make sure that everyone is on the same page."

On Top Of The World
"What a great time we had that night; we were on top of the world!"

On Your Last Leg
"I would be glad to sell you my car, but I must tell you that it is on its last leg."

On Your Mind
"You have been on my mind all day."

One For The Road
"Bartender- I'll have one more whiskey for the road."

Out And About
"Where have you been all day?" Answer: "Oh, out and about."

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
"I meant to read that book, but as soon as I put it down, I forgot about it." Answer: "Out of sight, out of mind."

Out Of The Blue
"Why did she do that?" Answer: "I have no idea. It was completely out of the blue."

Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire
"I didn't like that job because I was working too hard. Yet in this new job I work even harder!" Answer: "Out of the frying pan and into the fire."

Out Of The Woods
"Joe was sick two weeks ago and we were very worried, but now it looks like he is out of the woods."

Out Of Your Element
"He is a great tennis player on the hard courts, but he is out of his element on grass."

Out On A Limb
"I want this project to succeed just as much as you do, but I am not willing to go out on a limb."

Out On The Town
"Do you want to join us tonight? We're going out on the town."

Over My Dead Body
"All of my friends are going out to the lake tonight and I'm going too!" Answer: "Over my dead body you are!"

Par For The Course
"I get sick every time I travel." Answer: "That's just par for the course."

Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish
"We've worked so hard to save money that if we took a vacation now it would be penny-wise, pound-foolish."

People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones
"Look at what time it is... you are late again!" Answer: "Hey, how often are you not on time? People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."

Practice Makes Perfect
"You see how quickly you are getting better at the piano! Practice makes perfect!"

Practice What You Preach
"Good managers always lead by example and practice what they preach."

Preaching To The Choir
"You don't need to tell me this project is important; you're preaching to the choir."

Protest Too Much
"Do you think he is telling the truth?" Answer: "I think he protests too much."

Pulling Your Leg
"I want to ask you a question and I would like an honest answer; no pulling my leg."

Put Your Best Foot Forward
"I want you to get out on that field and put your best foot forward!"

Put Your Foot In Your Mouth
"Let's all be very careful what we say at the meeting tomorrow. I don't want anyone putting their foot in their mouth."

Raise Cain
"Have you two boys been out raising cain again?"

Rock The Boat
"Everybody wants to go except for you. Why do you have to rock the boat?"

Roll Out The Red Carpet
"We are all so excited about your coming home that we're going to roll out the red carpet."

Rome Was Not Built In One Day
"It is taking me a long time to write this computer program." Answer: "Rome was not built in one day."

Round About
"Well, I know how to get there in a round about way, but maybe we should check the map."

Rub Salt In An Old Wound
"Oh please, let's not rub salt in old wounds!"

Second Nature
"It has always been second nature for me to draw with both hands."

Shake A Leg
"They are waiting outside in the car; let's shake a leg!"

Sick As A Dog
"I heard you were uncomfortable yesterday." Answer: "Uncomfortable? I was as sick as a dog!"

Sink Or Swim
"When we interview new teachers, we just put them in with the students and see how they do. It's sink or swim."

Six Of One, A Half-Dozen Of The Other
Example: "I say she's a stewardess. She says she's a flight attendant. It's six of one, a half-dozen of the other."

Skeletons In The Closet
"I had only known her for one week. How could I know what skeletons she had in her closet?"

Split Down The Middle
"The election is split down the middle with no clear winner at the moment."

Start From Scratch
"How are you going to build your business?" Answer: "Just like everyone else does: starting from scratch."

The Apple Of Your Eye
"Even when they were young, she was always the apple of his eye."

The Ball Is In Your Court
"My uncle helped me to get an interview at his company, now the ball is in my court."

The Best Of Both Worlds
"My wife and I bought one house in Paris and one in New York; it gives us the best of both worlds."

The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall
"Are you worried that he might be too strong?" Answer: "No I'm not. He is big, but the bigger they are, the harder they fall."

The Devil Is In The Details
"I can sketch a basic outline of the plan for you and it may look very simple, but the devil is in the details."

The Early Bird Catches The Worm
"I always arrive at work 30 minutes early; the early bird catches the worm!"

The Ends Justify The Means
"I agree with your goal, but the ends do not justify the means."

The Jury Is Out
"Its hard to say if what we did was the right thing. The jury is still out on it."

The Pot Calling The Kettle Black
"Here comes the guy who is always late for work." Answer: "Aren't you the pot calling the kettle black?"

The Pros And Cons
"I've considered the pros and cons and I've decided: it is going to be expensive, but I still want to go to college."

The Sky Is The Limit
"After I graduate from business school, the sky's the limit!"

The Straw That Broke The Camel's Back
"You've been rude to me all day, and I've had it. That's the last straw!"

The Writing On The Wall
"Can't you see the writing on the wall?"

Third Wheel
"You two go on ahead without me. I don't want to be the third wheel."

Tie The Knot
"Did you hear about Dan and Jenny? They finally decided to tie the knot!"

To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine
"I will never forgive my mother for what she has done!" Answer: "Don't be angry at her. To err is human, to forgive divine."

Tooth And Nail
"That was a tough match; they fought us tooth and nail!"

Truer Words Were Never Spoken
"The earlier I get up, the better the day I have." Answer:" Truer words were never spoken."

Turn Over A New Leaf
"I'm turning over a new leaf; I've decided to quit smoking."

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right
"That boy pushed me yesterday and I am going to get him back today!" Answer: "No you are not! Two wrongs do not make a right."

Two's Company; Three's a Crowd
"Why did you have to bring your sister? Two's company; three's a crowd!"

Under The Gun
"Everyone at the office has been working under the gun since the new manager arrived."

Under The Weather
"What's wrong?" Answer: "I'm a bit under the weather."

Up Against
"We have been up against stronger opponents in the past."

Up For Grabs
"Quick- that table is up for grabs; let's get it before someone else does."

Variety Is The Spice Of Life
Example: "We were originally planning to go to Mexico on our vacation this year - like we did last year - but we decided to go to Egypt instead. Variety is the spice of life!"

Water Under The Bridge
"Aren't you still angry about what he said?" Answer: "No, that was a long time ago. It's all water under the bridge."

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
"My brother always lets you know how he feels; he wears his heart on his sleeve."

What They Don't Know Won't Hurt Them
"Don't tell your father what happened; what he doesn't know won't hurt him."

When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do
"Are you sure we should eat this with our hands?" Answer: "Why not? All of these people are eating it that way. When in Rome, do as the Romans do!"

When It Rains, It Pours
"Sometimes we have no customers for two or three hours then suddenly we get 20 people all at once; when it rains, it pours!"

When Pigs Fly
"Would you ever take her on a date?" Answer: "Sure- when pigs fly!"

Wine And Dine
"That man is really is really crazy about my sister. He has been wining and dining her all month."

With Your Back Up Against The Wall
"I'm sorry I can't help you; I've got my back up against the wall."

Without A Doubt
"Are you going to watch the game tomorrow?" Answer: "Without a doubt!"

Word Of Mouth
"Where did you hear about that?" Answer: "Just word of mouth."

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
"He dresses in plain clothing and drives an ordinary car. Who would know he is the richest man in town? You can't judge a book by its cover!"

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
"Excuse me, what time does the bus arrive?" Answer: "Your guess is as good as mine; I almost never take the bus."


Better Safe Than Sorry
"Should I bring my umbrella?" Reply: "Better safe than sorry." Answer: "Okay. I'll go get it."

Call A Spade A Spade
"You can call him a nice guy if you want to but I am calling a spade a spade; that guy is a jerk.

Don't Put The Cart Before The Horse
"Hey! First we attatch it, then we put on the chains. Don't put the cart before the horse."

Familiarity Breeds Contempt
"Those two have been living for together for too long. They don't speak a word to each other." Reply: "Familiarity breeds contempt."

Go Fly A Kite
Example: "Oh- not you again!" Reply: "Why don't you go fly a kite?"

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them
"When did you change teams?" Reply: "Hey: If you can't beat them, join them."

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen
"I wanted this job at first, but now I don't know if I can handle it." Reple: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

In Your Hair
"You're not going to wear that, are you?" Reply: "Hey, why don't you get out of my hair?"

Misery Loves Company
"She's not happy, so she wants the rest of us to suffer too!" Reply: "Misery loves company."

Money Does Not Grow On Trees
"Why are you buying such expensive presents? Money does not grow on trees, you know!"

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention
"You will find a way to do it. When you have to, you do." Reply: "Necessity is the mother of invention."

No Pain, No Gain
"To play at that level, you are going to have to practice all of the time, you know." Reply: "No pain, no gain."

Take The Bull By The Horns
"That was a tough situation. Thanks for taking the bull by the horns."

The First Step Is Always The Hardest
"I have always wanted to write a novel, but I can never decide on a topic." Reply: "The first step is always the hardest."

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence
"I wish our house were as big as theirs." Reply: The grass i always greener on the other side of the fence."

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions
"Really, I never meant to hurt anybody..." Reply: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

The Squeeky Wheel Gets The Oil
"Every time that baby cries, they just run around and give him whatever he wants." Reply: "The squeeky wheel gets the oil."

There's No Place Like Home
"It feels so good to be home." Reply: "There's no place like home."

Tooting Your Own Horn
"Oh there you go again, tooting your own horn."

Two Heads Are Better Than One
"Come on, we can figure out a way to do this! Two heads are better than one."

Up To
"So what have you been up to lately?"

Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today
"Just do it now, so you don't have to do it on the weekend. Why put of 'till tomorrow what you can do today?"

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It Drink
"I told her exactly what to do, but she didn't listen to me." Reply: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
"I have been trying to teach my dad to use the computer, but he is never going to get it." Reply: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."

You Have To Take The Good With The Bad
"I love living in this city, but it is rather polluted." Reply: "You have to take the good with the bad."

You Reap What You Sow
"He has been treating other people like that for years. Now it happens to him." Reply: "You reap what you sow."

You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours
"I would really appreciate it if you introduce me to him... You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."


A Babe In The Woods
"What do you know? You are just a babe in the woods."

A Bed Of Roses
"Working here is no bed of roses."

A Big Fish In A Small Pond
"He's just a big fish in a small pond."

A Big Frog In A Small Pond
"He's just a big frog in a small pond"

A Bitter Pill To Swallow
"Spending a week in the psychiatric hospital was a bitter pill to swallow, but Jake really needed to do it."

A Blessing In Disguise
"When I first lost that job, I was upset. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise."

A Breath Of Fresh Air
"I love having this new student in my class. His positive attitude is a breath of fresh air."

A Bundle Of Nerves
"I have to give a speech tomorrow, and I am a bundle of nerves."

A Card
"My uncle Bob is a real card."

A Case In Point
"Jane called. She will be late for this morning's meeting." Reply: "Case in point. We really cannot rely on her."

A Case Of Mistaken Identity
"Are you sure you are not Don Johnson?" Reply: "Really, I am not. It must be a case of mistaken identity."

A Change Of Pace
"What would you like me to make for dinner?" Reply: "Let's have sushi, for a change of pace."

A Change Of Scenery
"I just got back from Florida." Reply: "That must have been a change of scenery."

A Chip Off The Old Block
"Did you meet Bill's son at the picnic yesterday? He's just like Bill!" Reply: "He's a chip off the old block."

A Copycat
"Stop copying my answers. You copycat!" (rude)

A Cut Above
"I love this restuarant. It is a cut above."

A Dream Come True
"Becoming a movie star was a dream come true."

A Fan Of His
"Are you a Dodgers' fan?" Reply: "No, I don't like baseball."

A Foregone Conclusion
"I knew they would lose. It was a foregone conclusion."

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed
"Hey buddy, how's it going? You look good. I love your jacket. Do you think you can give me a ride home?" Reply: "A friend in need is a friend indeed."

A Game That Two Can Play
"She told the teacher what I did, but that's a game that two can play."

A Ghost Of A Chance
"Do you think he has a chance to win?" Reply: "He doesn't have a ghost of a chance."

A Given
"I always knew that we would get married. It was a given."

A Hearbeat Away
"If the president dies, who becomes the new president?" Reply: "The vice president. He's a heartbeat away from the presidency."

A Known Fact
"That guy is a ganster? Are you sure?" Reply: "Of course I'm sure. It's a known fact."

A Labor Of Love
"You don't mind taking care of that dog?" Reply: "It is a labor of love."

A Last Ditch Effort
"I thought for sure we would lose but we made one last ditch effort and tied the game."

A Leading Question
"That is a leading question. I am not going to answer it."

A Lick Of Work
"He was born wealthy, and he has never done a lick of work in his life."

A Little Bit
"Are you hungry?" Reply: "A little bit. You?"

A Piece Of The Action
"I heard you guys are going to play a joke on Jim. I want a piece of the action."

A Piercing Scream
"I was walking down Broad Street when suddenly I heard this piercing scream."

A Pillar Of Strength
"My mother is a pillar of strength."

A Place To Call One s Own
"After renting for all these years, I really want a place to call my own."

A Ripe Old Age
"At the ripe old age of 45, I feel like I am just starting my life."

A Ripple Of Excitement
"On election day you could feel a ripple of excitement."

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss
"Why don't you get married and have a family?" Reply: "A rolling stone gathers no moss."

A Rule Of Thumb
"I don't invite people to my home unless I know them well, as a rule of thumb."

A Shot In The Arm
"We were really falling apart, but that goal gave us a shot in the arm."

A Word To The Wise
"Here's a word to the wise: Do not go down that street at night."

Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty
"What that police officer did to save her life was above and beyond the call of duty."

Above Average
"Are you a very good tennis player?" Reply: "I'm above average."

Above Suspicion
"In this case, no one person is above suspicion. Not even the president."

Acknowledge Receipt Of It
"As soon as you get the package, please call me to acknowledge receipt."

Across The Board
"We will have a 10 percent pay cut across the board."

Act High And Mighty
"What are you acting so high and mighty about."

Add Insult To Injury
"First he drives into my car. Then, to add insult to injury he says I'm parked in the wrong spot."

Address Him As Your
"I'm not one of your college friends. Address me as your father."

Advise Against Something
"Do you recommend that I talk with the boss?" Reply: "I would advise against it."

After Hours
"Sorry, we don't see patients after hours."

Ahead Of Schedule
"My software project is ahead of schedule."

Alive And Kicking
"How is your grandfather doing?" Reply: "He is alive and kicking."

All For The Best
"Did you hear they broke up?" Reply: "It is probably all for the best. They were not getting along well."

All Gone
"Are there any more cookies?" Reply: "All gone."

All In One Piece
"Be careful. I want you home all in one piece."

All In The Family
"I'm going to tell you about your uncle, but let's keep this all in the family."

All Kidding Aside
"All kidding aside, I really do like her."

All Out War
"It used to be they occastionally fired a missle. Now it's all out war."

All Over
"Is the game still on?" Reply: "No, it's all over."

All Systems Are Go
"Are you ready?" Reply: "All systems are go."

All Talk And No Action
"John promised he would be here." Reply: "He is all talk and no action."

All The Rage
"Do you like this scarf? It is all the rage."

All Told
"How much money is missing?" Reply: "All told, 300 dollars."

As An Aside
"As an aside: Is anyone hungry?"

As Drunk As A Skunk
"Don't go out drinking with Henry. He'll get you as drunk as a skunk."

At The Present Time
"Are you hiring new people?" Reply: "Not at the present time."

At This Juncture
"Are you going to buy the ABC company?" Reply: "No. Not at this juncture."

Back And Forth
"What fun could it be playing tennis? They just hit the ball back and forth all day."

Back Down From
"If I were you, I would back down. It is not worth fighting about."

Back East
"We just can't wait to move back east."

Back In Circulation
"John, where have you been? It is good to see you back in circulation."

Back Me Up
"I told my mom we were at the baseball game last night. Back my up."

Back Off
"I guess I made her angry. She told me to back off and leave her alone."

Back Order Them
"We don't have them in your size today. But I would be glad to back order them for you."

Back The Wrong Horse
"Who did you bet on in the superbowl?" Reply: "Arizona." Answer: "Ouch. You backed the wrong horse."

Back To Square One
"After all that work, they decided not to hire me." Reply: "Back to square one."

Bad As All That
"I've heard it is the worst place to go to school." Reply: "It's not as bad as all that."

Bad Mouthing You
"You are one of my best friends. I would never bad mouth you."

Bail Me Out
"He got thrown in jail for drunk driving, but his father bailed him out."

Bait And Switch
"I thought I was buying a new one." Reply: "It looks like they gave you the bait and switch."

Barking Up The Wrong Tree
"If you are looking for someone to lend you money, don't talk to me. You're barking up the wrong tree."

Batten Down The Hatches
"A big rain storm is coming. We need to batten down the hatches."

Battle It Out
"I really don't mind where we go. I'll let you two battle it out."

Be Swimming In Something
"Do you have any ketchup left?" Reply: "We are swimming in it."

Be The Spitting Image Of Someone
"People say I am the spitting image of my mother."

Bear Fruit
"Did your meeting bear fruit?"

Bear In Mind
"Would you like to order dinner?" Reply: "Bear in mind that I do not speak French."

Beating A Path To Your Door
"I don't see anyone beating a path to your door."

Beating Around The Bush
"Has he said that he wants to marry you?" Reply: "No, but he has been beating around the bush."

Before You Know It
"Enjoy your freedom! Before you know it, you'll be married and settling down with children."

Beg To Differ
"You think I am old? I beg to differ."

Behind The Times
"My grandfather wears black socks with his shorts." Reply: "He is so behind the times."

Behind Your Back
"Those two went to the boss, and they did it behind my back."

Belabor The Point
"I know we've talked about this already, and I hate to belabor the point, but I still don't think you are understanding me."

Better Safe Than Sorry
"Should I bring my umbrella?" Reply: "Better safe than sorry." Answer: "Okay. I'll go get it."

Bring Home The Bacon
"I go to work every day to bring home the bacon."

Bringing Up The Rear
"There you are again Schmidt, bringing up the rear."

Brushing Up On
"Are you going to brush up on your Spanish before you go to Mexico?"

Buck Up
"Buck up. It will be okay."

Bugging You
"My brother is bugging me."

Building You Up
"Do you really mean that? or are you just building me up?"

Call A Meeting
"If I call a meeting for Thursday, will you be there?"

Call A Spade A Spade
"You can call him a nice guy if you want to but I am calling a spade a spade; that guy is a jerk.

Call It A Day
"It's time to go home. Let's call it a day."

Call It A Night
"You guys are going to another bar? Not me. I'm calling it a night."

Call It Quits
"It is getting dark outside. Let's call it quits."

Call The Dogs Off
"I already gave you your money. Call the dogs off."

Call The Meeting To Order
"Everyone quiet down so we can call this meeting to order."

Call The Roll
"Everyone be quiet. I'm going to call the roll."

Call The Shots
"I'm calling the shots here. You will do what I say."

Calling You Names
"You are a jerk!" Reply: "You don't have to call me names."

Can I Get A Rain Check
"He was going to take me to the park, but it rained, so I got a rain check."

Can You Imagine
"This car only cost me $500. Can you imagine?"

Cannot Help Doing Something
"When she said that, I couldn't help laughing."

Can t Carry A Tune
"Sing with us!" Reply: "Sorry. You wouldn't want me to. I can't carry a tune."

Can t Do Anything With Someone Or Something
"Your teacher is frustrated. She says she can't do anything with you."

Can t Help But Do Something
"When she said that, I couldn't help but laugh."

Can t Hold A Candle To Someone
"You are a good tennis player. But you can't hold a candle to my sister."

Can t Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or Something
"I'm looking at your computer program right now, but I can't make heads or tails out of it."

Cap And Gown
"I love this photo of you and your friends in cap and gown."

Capable Of Doing Something
"Did you hear about the farmhouse murders?" Reply: "Who could be cabable of such a thing?"

Carried Away
"You cleaned everything. Even the dog." Reply: "Yes. I got kind of carried away."

Carry A Secret To One s Grave
"Please, you must not tell anyone what happened." Reply: "I will carry your secret to my grave."

Carry A Secret To The Grave
"Please, you must not tell anyone what happened." Reply: "I will carry it to the grave."

Carry On Without Someone Or Something
"If anything ever happens to me, I want you to carry on without me."

Cash And Carry
"Sorry but there is nowhere to eat here. It is cash and carry."

Cease And Desist
Police officer says: "Sir, I want you to cease and desist from what you are doing."

Change Someone s Mind
"I thought you didn't like her?" Reply: "Well, I changed my mind."

Clear The Table
"Everyone is done eating. Would you like to clear the table?"

Don't Put The Cart Before The Horse
"Hey! First we attatch it, then we put on the chains. Don't put the cart before the horse."

Down The Hatch
"You want me to drink this whole thing?" Reply: "That's right. Down the hatch!"

Down The Street
"Where does your grandmother live?" Reply: "She's just down the street."

Down The Tubes
"What happened to your plans for tonight?" Reply: "Down the tubes."

Down With Some Disease
"I can't come to work today. I'm down with the flu."

Downhill All The Way
"School has been difficult, but now that we have finished our exams it is downhill all the way."

Drag One s Feet
"I've wanted to start yoga for months. I've just been dragging my feet."

Draw A Blank
"Do you remember how to say that word in Spanish?" Reply: "I'm drawing a blank."

Draw Blood
"Ouch! I cut myself." Reply: "Let me see. Did it draw blood?"

Drunk As A Skunk
"Did you see Jean last night?" Reply: "Yeah. She was as drunk as a skunk."

Early To Bed Early To Rise Makes A Man Healthy Wealthy And Wise
"All of his life, my grandfather went to bed early and got up with the sun." Reply: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise."

Expecting A Child
"My wife and I are expecting our first child." Reply: "Congratulations!"

Expense Is No Object
"This year I want the company party to be fantastic. Expense is no object."

Explain Yourself
"Please listen. I am trying to explain myself."

Expressing Your Anger
"I would like to express my anger about what happened last night."

Extending Credit
"I want that couch, but I really cannot afford it." Reply: "We will extend you credit."

Extending Our Sympathy
"I would like to extend my sympathy for the recent death of your mother." Reply: "I appreciate that very much."

Fair And Square
"You cheated!" Reply: "No, I did not! I beat you fair and square."

Familiarity Breeds Contempt
"Those two have been living together for too long. They don't speak a word to each other." Reply: "Familiarity breeds contempt."

Forbidden Fruit
"The boss's daughter may be pretty, but remember that she is forbidden fruit."

Get At The Heart Of The Matter
"I asked him to stop wasting time and get at the heart of the matter."

Give Him The Third Degree
"That judge really gave that guy the third degree, didn't she?"

Go Fly A Kite
"Oh- not you again!" Reply: "Hey, why don't you go fly a kite?"

Hanging On To Your Coattails
"Doesn't it bother you to have someone like that hanging on to your coattails?"

He Backed Out
"Didn't Bob say he was coming?" Reply: "Yes, He backed out."

He Bailed Out
"Did the pilot die in the crash?" Reply: "No. He bailed out, and lived."

I'd Give My Right Arm For That
"I would give my right arm for a car like that."

I'll Have To Give You A Rain Check On That
"He was going to take me to the park, but it rained, so he gave me a rain check."

I'm All Ears
"Would you like to hear what I did today." Reply: "I'm all ears."

I'm Game
"Do you want to see a movie?" Reply: "I'm game."

I'm Off
"Have a good day, you guys. I'm off." Reply: "Goodbye."

If You Can't Beat Them Join Them
"When did you change teams?" Reply: "Hey: If you can't beat them, join them."

If You Can't Stand The Heat Get Out Of The Kitchen
"I wanted this job at first, but now I don't know if I can handle it." Reply: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

In Awe Of Him
"I am in awe of you."

In The Meantime
"You can start working full-time as soon as you get your license. In the meantime, you are welcome to start training."

In The Middle Of Nowhere
"You are 30 minutes late and I have been standing here waiting for you in the middle of nowhere."

In The Money
"Now he's a professional basketball player." Reply: "He's in the money."

In Your Hair
"You're not going to wear that, are you?" Reply: "Hey, why don't you get out of my hair?"

Keep Him At Arm's Length
"You can work with him if you want, but I would keep him at arms length."

Let's Call It Off
"I thought you had a date tonight?" Reply: "We called it off."

Like Two Peas In A Pod
"He and his sister are like two peas in a pod."

Misery Loves Company
"She's not happy, so she wants the rest of us to suffer too!" Reply: "Misery loves company."

Money Does Not Grow On Trees
"Why are you buying such expensive presents? Money does not grow on trees, you know!"

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention
"You will find a way to do it. When you have to, you do." Reply: "Necessity is the mother of invention."

No Pain No Gain
"To play at that level, you are going to have to practice all of the time, you know." Reply: "No pain, no gain."

Over The Hill
"Face it, Dad. You're over the hill."

She Balled Me Out
"I asked her if she could stay late, and she bawled me out."

She Spoke Highly Of You
"I met your teacher. He speaks highly of you."

Slow As Molasses In January
"Would you hurry up and get ready? You are as slow as molasses in January."

Take A Look At That
"Take a look at that car. Isn't it beautiful?"

Take A Look For It
"Have you seen my watch?" Reply: "I haven't seen it, but I will take a look for it around my house."

Take A Nap
"Every day after lunch my grandfather takes a nap."

Take A Rain Check On That
"We were planning to go to the park, but it rained, so we took a rain check."

Take The Bull By The Horns
"That was a tough situation. Thanks for taking the bull by the horns."

The First Step Is Always The Hardest
"I have always wanted to write a novel, but I can never decide on a topic." Reply: "The first step is always the hardest."

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence
"I wish our house were as big as theirs." Reply: The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions
"Really, I never meant to hurt anybody..." Reply: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

The Squeeky Wheel Gets The Oil
"Every time that baby cries, they just run around and give him whatever he wants." Reply: "The squeeky wheel gets the oil."

There's No Place Like Home
"It feels so good to be home." Reply: "There's no place like home."

Tooting Your Own Horn
"Oh there you go again, tooting your own horn."

Two Heads Are Better Than One
"Come on, we can figure out a way to do this! Two heads are better than one."

Under Age
"What are those kids doing smoking cigarettes? They are under age."

Welcome You With Open Arms
"You should definitely go visit my parents. They will wecome you with open arms"

What Are You Up To
"So what have you been up to lately?"

Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today
"Just do it now, so you don't have to do it on the weekend. Why put of 'till tomorrow what you can do today?"

Year After Year
"Year after year, you say you are going to move."

You Can Lead A Horse To Water But You Can't Make It Drink
"I told her exactly what to do, but she didn't listen to me." Reply: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."

You Can't Be All Things To All People
"Public relations is a tough job. I have to be all things to all people."

You Can t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
"I have been trying to teach my dad to use the computer, but he is never going to get it." Reply: "You can't teach an old dog new tricks."

You Have To Take The Good With The Bad
"I love living in this city, but it is rather polluted." Reply: "You have to take the good with the bad."

You Reap What You Sow
"He has been treating other people like that for years. Now it happens to him." Reply: "You reap what you sow."

You Scratch My Back And I ll Scratch Yours
"I would really appreciate it if you introduce me to him... You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."

You're Into It
"You don't want to sing this song?" Reply: "I'm not into it right now."


Beating Him At His Own Game
"He was the star of our school's tennis team, and I still beat him." Reply: "You beat him at his own game."

Biting The Bullet
"Hurry mom, I really have to go to the bathroom." Reply: "We won't be there for another 20 minutes. Bite the bullet."

Blowing Your Own Trumpet
"Is Deb still talking about the deal she made?" Reply: "Yes, she's blowing her own trumpet."

Blowing Your Top
"Steve is in our office and he just found out about the deal." Reply: "I can hear him blowing his top."

Breaking Even
"Sell that stock now, while you are still breaking even."

Breaking New Ground
"Noone in our family has ever married a foreigner. You are breaking new ground."

Breaking The Bank
"You really should not be buying this ring. You are breaking the bank."

Breaking The Ice
"Jane throws great parties, and she is really good at breaking the ice."

Breaking The News
"It is the goal of every great reported to break the news."

Bringing Home The Bacon
"I work day and night to bring home the bacon."

Brought Home
"We knew the economy was bad. Bob losing his job really brought it home."

Calling Your Bluff
"They say they will fire me if I skip work today, but I am calling their bluff."

Carry Weight
"What I say carries weight around here."

Carrying It A Bit Too Far
"It is okay to make jokes during class, but you are carrying it a bit too far."

Caught In The Act
"You kids were going to take those cookies, weren't you?" Reply: "Yes, we were caught in the act."

Changing Your Tune
"She always said she would never get married, but now she's the one getting married." Reply: "She has changed her tune."

Clearing The Air
"You've been living here for two months and you still don't have a job. We need to clear the air."

Climbing On The Bandwagon
"Look who's climbing on the bandwagon."

Come Clean About It
"You ate that piece of cake I was saving, didn't you? Come clean."

Coming To The Crunch
"We have had three weeks to write this paper. Now we are coming to the crunch."

Cutting Corners
"They cut a lot of corners when they built this house. Now have so many problems to fix."

Cutting Your Losses
"I bought this stock at 50 dollars a share, and it is down to 40. I'm going to cut my losses."

Do The Trick
"My motorcycle is not running well." Reply: "Try replacing the oil. That might do the trick."

Do Wonders
"We hired her to clean our house once a week and she has done wonders."

Doing As You're Told
"I want to stay up. I am not tired." Reply: "Do as you are told and go to bed right now."

Doing The Honors
"Who cuts the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner at your house?" Reply: "My father does the honors."

Doing Your Homework
"John is an excellent lawyer. He always does his homework."

Driving A Hard Bargain
"Twenty thousand dollars is a lot of money. You drive a hard bargain."

Dropping A Brick
"The boss came in and dropped a real brick. He said they are planning to close our office."

Dropping Names
"I dated an actress in New York who was constantly dropping names." Reply: "Oh no, I can't stand name-dropping."

It Comes In Handy
"I'm glad you brought your knife." Reply: "Yes, it really comes in handy."

Jumping On The Bandwagon
"My grandfather jumped on the bandwagon and got himself an email account."

Never Been So Lucky
"I got off the bus in West Seattle, turned around, and you were there. I've never been so lucky."

You Are Looking For Trouble
"If you leave your glass on the edge of the table like that, you are looking for trouble."

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"Eleven Hints for Life"

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1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return.
But what is more painful is to love someone and never
find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

2. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who
means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was
never meant to be and you just have to let go.

3. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away
feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

4. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose
it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been
missing until it arrives.

5. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an
hour to like someone, and a day to love someone-but it
takes a lifetime to forget someone.

6. Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth,
even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you
smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day
seem bright.

7. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go,
be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things you want to do.

8. Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it
hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck
a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may
heal and bless.

10. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything they just make the most of everything that comes
along their way.

11. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with
a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone
around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die,
you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.
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Suicide: Some Quranic Verses and Ahadith

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Here are some Quranic verses and Ahadith Nabvi about suicide for your reference;


Verses from Holy Quran

Quranic Verse 1:

"Don't kill yourself. No doubt Allah (swt) is merciful and anyone who does so, will be pushed in fire. And it is easy for Allah (swt)." (Nisa: 5:29, 5:30)


Quranic Verse 2:

"We are property of Allah (swt) and we will return to Allah (swt) one day." (Baqra 2:156)


Quranic Verse 3:

"Don't' kill yourself with your own hands" (Baqra 2:195)

Ahadith

Hadith No.1:

 "Whoever kills himself with an iron weapon, he will be tortured in hell with the same weapon". (Bokhari)

Hadith No.2:

 "Whoever strangles himself with a rope, he will keep on strangling himself until being burnt in hell. And he who killed himself with a spear, he will keep on being killed by spear until he is sent to hell." (Bokhari)

Hadith No.3:

 "Before death, a sick person cut his own fingers due to prolonged sickness and depression. Rasulullah (saw) saw him in dream and he was hiding his fingers. Rasulullah prayed to Allah to forgive him for cutting his own fingers". (Muslim)

Hadith No.4:

 "A hypocrite fighting alongwith Rasulullah (saw) was very brave in the fight but when he was too much hurt, he killed himself with his own sword to avoid pain. Upon this, Rasulullah (saw) informed all that this person goes to hell. He said that there are some who do a few things to qualify for heaven, but they actually qualify for nothing except hell. Similarly, there are some whom everyone considers as going to hell, but they are actually going to heaven." (Muslim).

Hadith No.5:

 "Rasulullah said there was a person back in time who had a painful acne and he cut his own wound whereby a lot of blood spilled and he died. Allah (swt) said "Heaven is fobidden to him". (Muslim)

Hadith No.6:

 Whoever kills himself with a weapon made of iron, he will keep on hurting himself in hell with the same weapon in hell. And whoever kills himself with poison, he will keep on eating poison in hell. And whoever commits suicide by falling from mountain, he will keep on falling in the fire of hell forever over and over again." (Muslim)

Fatwa in Durre Mukhtar:

 "Although one who commits suicide, will burn in hell forever, but the deceased was a Muslim before doing this act and he will be buried as per normal Muslim traditions. Such a person will be given Ghusl, Janaaza Salaat and burial in a Muslim cemetery as is the case with any other sinful Muslim. "

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