– Prepositional Phrases – Through –
An Alphabetical list of English Prepositional Phrases using the word “Through” – If you do not see the Phrase that you are looking for, please let me know in the comments below and I will be happy to add it for you at my earliest convenience.
(to) Cut Through The Bullshit – This is a phrasal verb which means: to eliminate all of the unnecessary and detrimental aspects of whatever situation one is referring to… “It’s time to cut through the bullshit and finally get rid of these politicians and so-called “leaders” who are nothing but liars and criminals.”
(to) Cut Through The Clutter – This phrase is very similar to: “(to) Cut Through The Bullshit” however this is a bit more focused as it is usually referring to unnecessary information that is causing confusion… “We really just need to cut through the clutter and only focus on the situation at hand. We will deal with all other issues after we complete this more important task.”
(to) Fall Through – This is a term which is used to express that some plans failed or did not have the … “According to the plans that I made when I was a child, I was supposed to be a super-hero by now, but apparently that fell through, so I became an English teacher.”
1. To make a connection with someone – typically on a phone, but it could be with any form of communication.
“With the terrible storm last night the internet connection was horrible and I wasn’t able to get through to my mother on the internet chat program we use.”
2. For someone to manage to get another person to understand him or her – either with a specific piece of information or generally speaking.
“I just can’t seem to get through to the kids these days. They just don’t seem to care about anything other than texting, fashion, and video games.”
(to) Jump Through Hoops – This is an idiomatic verb phrase that is used to describe having to do things (bureaucratic things, requirements, responsibilities, etc.) that are not enjoyable, but are somehow required in order to achieve, attain or obtain something that IS desired… “I had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to get my residency when I moved to a different country.”
(to) Lie Through (one’s) Teeth – This if an idiomatic phrase which is used to mean that a person is COMPLETELY lying and it is unbelievable (to just about anyone else) that the person lying would even think that others would believe him, but somehow the lier thinks that he is really clever – (Notice also that the phrase is separated by the pronoun)… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFPOstgw3rk
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