Phrasal-Adjectives – Letter E

–  Phrasal Adjectives – Letter E  –

  • (to be) Cutting Edge – This is an Idiomatic Phrasal Adjective which is usually used to describe things such as some piece of technology or a process for doing something (usually in business or industry).  It describes something which is not only new, but is a great advancement on previously know products, or processes…

“When the on-line book-seller released it’s Kindle ebook, it’s “e-ink” technology was cutting edge as it did not utilize any light and provided an almost book-like experience on an electrical device.”

  • (one’s) Eyes Are Bigger Than (one’s) Stomach – This is an idiomatic adjectival phrase which is used to describe the situation wherein a person is presented with (usually) a large selection of food, or is just very hungry and ends up taking a LOT more than he or she is able to eat; and usually ends up eating more than he or she should have…  “My goodness, I never should have taken that third trip to the buffet.  My *eyes were way bigger than my stomach*.  I feel like I’m going to explode!”

  • (to) Raise A Few Eyebrows – This is an Idiomatic Adjectival Phrase which is used to describe the result of the actions or words of another when met with dis-approval.  This phrase comes from the expression on some peoples’ faces when they see or hear something that they think is questionable or just plain weird…

“Although many people laughed at the best man’s speech, a lot of the older guests did not appreciate his language or the inside jokes and his comments about the bride raised a few eyebrows.”


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