Phrasal-Nouns – Letter P

–  Phrasal-Nouns – Letter P  –


(a) Fresh Perspective – For this idiomatic phrasal noun, we use the word “fresh” with the meaning of “new”, and we use the word “perspective” in the sense of the way that someone “sees” or “views” something (in their opinion.)  So the term (a) fresh perspective is used to describe getting someone else’s opinion or input on something.

(a whole) Pack Of Lies – See:  Phrasal Nouns – Letter “L” for “Lies”

(a) Peaceful Resolution – See:  Phrasal Nouns – Letter “R”, for “Resolution”

(some) Peace and Quiet – This is a noun phrase which is used to mean some situation or time-period where one is away from the things which cause him or her stress, e.g. work, school, family, kids, other people, etc….  “I’ve had such a stressful week, I just need to turn off my phone, get out of the city, go into nature and enjoy some peace and quiet.”  –  (See Also:  “Quiet Time“)

Pedestrian Streets – See:  Phrasal Nouns – Letter “S” for “Streets”

(a) Period Piece – This phrasal noun is a term which is typically used for this like art, and furniture, to describe them as being very typical for a specific “period” of time.  So the word “period” is the adjective describing the “piece” which is a term commonly used to describe something that is considered to be of very high quality and is well respected.

(the) Point Of No Return – Besides being a movie starring Bridget Fonda, and a song from “The Phantom of the Opera” – This is also a phrasal noun which describes some “point” whether literal or figurative, wherein it is no longer possible to stop what is being done or to “abort” an operation…  “At some point in the count-down, the astronauts reach a *point of no return* wherein it is impossible NOT to go through with the launch.”

(a) Poser – See:  Glossary of English Slang – Letter “P”

(a) Price-Freeze – This is an idiomatic phrasal noun which is used to describe a stop in the fluctuation of prices – usually of things like oil, gas, and other things which people have come to be dependent on, and is done in times of economic turmoil.  This is usually done as a measure to keep people from starting a revolution because they are sick of the politicians and oil-barons keeping all the good things for themselves, even though they are supposed to be working FOR the people and not the other way around…  “A *price freeze* is NOT what we need!!!  That only keeps us subservient to the assholes who put us in this horrible position in the first place!  What we need is, to break free from their control and live our lives for our own advancement, not theirs!!!”

(the) Ruling Party – This term is used, literally, to refer to the political party which is in control (“ruling”.)  However, this phrase is often used, figuratively, to refer to any person or group which happens to be in control or some situation.

(the) Starting-Price – This is phrasal noun which describes the price something is listed as or asked for at the beginning of negotiations.  It is usually understood that that price will get lower as the negotiation continues…  “I got a new car yesterday.  The starting-price was $20,000, but I talked the salesman down to $15,500.”

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