Idioms – Letter G

–  Idioms – Letter G  –


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  • (to be) Beyond (one’s) Grasp – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Adjectival Phrase that can be used either literally (beyond the point of being physically able to “grasp” [grab hold of] something) or Idiomatically, not able to comprehend, achieve, attain…

The simple idea of letting people decide for themselves was very difficult and way beyond her grasp.” – [mental capability]

“Without having wealthy parents – being able to go to a good University, was way “beyond his grasp”.” – [physical (financial) ability]


  • “Build The House From The Ground Up” – This Idiomatic Aphorism can also be classified as a Saying, and can be turned into an Interjection and a Phrasal Verb – and is used to express the advice that:  When one is involved in some process or working on some project, that he or she needs to do things in the proper order, and start with the basic (referring to the “base” or foundation) necessities before doing other things which (though they may be more interesting) can only be beneficial after the foundational elements are firmly in place.  – Read the Full Post Here –  (See Also:  “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart”)

  • (to) Come To Grips With/About – This is an Idiomatic Prepositional Verb Phrase which is used to mean:  “To understand, comprehend, and finally accept some some information, which is either hard to comprehend, hard to believe, or hard accept”.  The phrase means the same thing with either the preposition “with” or “about”, but it is more common to use “with”…

“People all around the world are finally coming to grips with the fact that their governments do not, have not, and will not ever give a shit about them; and that voting for new leaders is a waste of time.  They will never stop being slave-masters to the mass of sheep which they see the people as.”


  • (to) Get Rid Of (something) – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Phrasal-Verb.  Though most Idiomatic phrasal verbs do not have a logical meaning, this one actually does.  To “Get” something, means to obtain it.  “Rid” is a very old verb which means: “to be free of something”.  So to “get rid of something” simply means to obtain the “freedom” from whatever “of” is referring to…  It is often used as a expression meaning:  To dispose of something; throw something away; or (when speaking of a person or some intangible thing – thoughts, feelings, etc.) it means:  To free one’s Self from that person or thing, so that it is longer a burden in one’s Life.

  • (to) Get To Grips With/About (something) – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Verb Phrase which is used to mean:  To understand, comprehend, and finally accept some some information, which is either hard to understand, hard to believe, or hard accept.  The phrase means the same thing with either the preposition “with” or “about”, but it is more common to use “with”…

“People all around the world are finally getting to grips with the fact that their governments do not, have not, and will not ever give a shit about them; and that voting for new leaders is a waste of time.  They will never stop being slave-masters to the mass of sheep which they see the people as.”


  • (to) Go Public – This Idiomatic Phrasal-Verb is an Industry Term which is used to describe when a company becomes a publicly traded corporation where-in the stocks of the company are offered to the “Public” to purchase.

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