Phrasal-Nouns – Letter R (With Prepositions)

–  Prepositional Phrasal-Nouns – Letter R  –


  • (a) Cut Above The Rest – this is an Idiomatic, Adjectival and Prepositional Phrasal-Noun which is used to express that:  Someone or something is significantly better than “the rest”.  The noun “cut” could be referring to a “cut” of meat, or it could be referring to the “cut” of a fine suit.  This phrase is an “old” one (meaning that it is older than me) 😀 and – as such – the origin is not clear.  However, the use is clear…

GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! is clearly unique among the English language websites.  In fact the others don’t even compare.  You could say that  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! is a cut above the rest.” 😉

(Also Note that “The Rest” is also a Noun Phrase of its own, and has nothing to do with the normal usage of the word “Rest”)

  • (a) Rip-Off – This is a phrasal noun which is used to describe something (usually a product you buy, but can also be a service) that is either dishonestly advertised or completely not worth the amount of money that it cost…  “My wife and I went on an excursion to Croatia, and the it was a total *Rip Off*!  The tour-guide was a complete jerk and left my wife and I at the hotel on one day and then on another day we all had to sit on the bus while he and the drivers went to have a drink and go shopping.”

–  (Phrasal-NounsLetter R)  –

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