Word, Idiom, Phrase of the Week


Word of the Week

drawing

noun

1. the act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc.

2. a picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made

3. a lottery

Examples

He has spent his time drawing pictures and playing cards with his family. (Times, Sunday Times (2016))

Try to keep the energy of your pencil drawing. (Times, Sunday Times (2011))

The images are not only wonderfully engaging in terms of colour and drawing. (The Sun (2012))

Is he turning into one of his drawings? (Times, Sunday Times (2016))

Idiom of the Week

game changer

a person, event or thing that significantly affects the outcome of something.

Examples

Netflix creating original content is a game changer. - (Wikipedia)

Silk’n is trying to change all of that with their latest at-home device—the Infinity—that is a total game changer. (Forbes Magazine)

“This could be a game changer, because we discovered a fundamental mechanism by which brain cells are damaged in MS that couples inflammation with neurodegeneration,” Chris Power, neurologist, co-director of the University of Alberta MS Centre in Canada, and study lead author, said in a press release. (Multiple Sclerosis News Today)

Men with advanced prostate cancer will be refused a “game-changing” drug on the NHS, after a ruling by rationing watchdogs. (The Telegraph)

Connectivity offers a “game-changing” opportunity for India and Bangladesh and bilateral ties can act as a catalyst for strengthening regional and sub-regional cooperation, the Bangladeshi envoy here said today. (Businessworld)

Phrase of the Week

life changing or life-changing

Having such a strong effect that it changes one's life.

Synonyms - epiphany, moment of clarity, pivotal, influential, consequential, metamorphic, transformative, cathartic, mind-blowing, revitalized

Examples

Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that. - Kate Middleton

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. - Zig Ziglar

I have learned that champions aren't just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits - Lewis Howes

The music began, and it was one of those life-changing moments. I saw an artist, Janis Joplin. She was exhilarating. She was vibrating. And she was like no other artist that I had ever seen before... It struck me that hard. Maybe the word is epiphany, when you get that special sensation. - Clive Davis

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