a showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.“a house full of Victorian gewgaws”
Something bad that you do to someone because they have done something bad to you. This expression refers to an injury or insult given in return for one received.
He kicked me, so I kicked him – it was tit for tat!
This story helps us to understand the meaning and is marvelous !
At minute: 22:18
The Storyteller: …So if you come one day to a lake and there’s an island and a ferry goes back and forth rowed by an old sad man, turn around. Griffins live there, you may never get off the boat. For the ferryman was once a wicked king who ignored a prophesy, whose heart was cruel. And nature, my dears, is a wize woman who pays us back, tit for tat.
Esprit de corps
The Marine Corps
Words used with: corps
Here they remain, protected from winter’s ravages by their natural thatch.
Brett Favre places himself in a rehab center for repairs from the ravages of painkillers.
There are many irregular plural nouns, however, there are also some rules that can make our lives easier:
|Noun type||Forming the plural||Example|
|Ends with -fe||Change f to v
|Ends with -f||Change f to v
|Ends with -o||Add -es||potato potatoes
|ends with -us||Change -us to -i||cactus cacti
|ends with -is||Change -is to -es||analysis analyses
|ends with -on||Change -on to -a||phenomenon phenomena