– Adjectival Phrases – Letter U –
- “Business As Usual“ – This is an Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun that can be used in a lot of different ways, but it is usually used to describe how “bad” things seem to keep happening over and over again (usually in business and politics.)
“The president was practically worshiped for his “prophecy” of “Change that People Can Believe In…”, but as we can all see, it’s just business as usual.”
- (to be) Fed Up (with someone/something) – This is an Idiomatic and Prepositional Adjectival Phrase which can also be used as an Interjection – used to say that one has had too much of a certain un-desirable situation and will no longer tolerate it (although this is still usually ab bit of an exaggeration.) “Fed” is the past tense of “feed”. If someone feeds a person to the point that that person’s stomach is “filled up” then there is no more room for anymore… In addition, when a person’s stomach is completely filled (or over-filled) then it becomes hard to breath and that person is very un-comfortable. This can cause the person to be very upset. similarly, when a person is fed up with something, they are usually not very happy about it.