Phrasal-Adjectives – Letter D

–  Adjectival Phrases – Letter D  –


  • (one’s) Batteries Are Dead – This is an Idiomatic Adjectival Phrase that, used figuratively, means that one no longer has any energy; that he or she is very tired – either physically or mentally…

“I had such a hard day, my batteries are completely dead!”  –  (Notice also that this phrase is separable  –  See Also:  “To Recharge One’s Batteries”)

(to be) Detail Oriented – This is an adjective phrase which is used to describe a person (in a favorable way) as being very particular about making sure that all of the details of something (usually a project or procedure) are followed correctly and done perfectly, without skipping any steps or treating any as unimportant.  The less favorable way of saying this would be to describe someone as being a perfectionist.)…  “Donald Trump prides himself in being a very detail oriented person.  When he is doing business, he needs to have everything exactly as it should be with no points left undone.”

Well-Done (food) – See:  Phrasal Adjectives – Letter “W” for “Well”


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