– Prepositional Adjectival Phrases – Letter G –
- (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]
- (to be) Glued To (something) – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is used to describe when a person so completely trans-fixed and absorbed in something (like a TV show, video game, or a book) we say that he or she is *glued to* his or her TV / Video Game Console / Computer / Book / etc.
- (to) Go Without Saying – Though this appears to be a phrasal verb, it is actually an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is often used as an interjection to say that something is so basic and so well understood that it does not need to be said. However, this phrase is often used to preface exactly the information that someone is saying, does not need to be said (humans are strange)… “It goes without saying that, to lie to someone will make them angry, but the best way to really piss someone off, it to tell them the truth!”
- (to be) On The Go – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which simply means: to be busy, active, always moving or doing things.