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Clichs that Describe Time

Some clichs that refer to time include:

Time will tell: This means that something will revealed or become clear over time
In the nick of time: This means something happened just in time
Lost track of time: This means you stopped paying attention to the time or to how long something
was taking
Lasted an eternity: This refers to something that lasts for a very long time (or that feels like it
does)
A matter of time: This refers to something that will eventually happen or eventually become clear
A waste of time: This refers to something that was silly or not valuable to do
Rushed for time: This means you do not have sufficient time to do something
In a jiffy: This means something will happen soon
The time of my life: This refers to a really great time
At the speed of light: This means something done very quickly.
Clichs that Describe People
Some clichs that describe people include:

As old as the hills: This describes someone very old


Fit as a fiddle: This describes someone in great shape
Without a care in the world: This describes someone who is not plagued by problems or worries
A diamond in the rough: This describes someone who has a great future.
Brave as a lion: This describes a very brave person.
Weak as a kitten: This describes a very weak person.
Clichs About Life, Love and Emotions
Opposites attract: This means that people who like different things and have different views are
likely to fall in love or to become friends
Scared out of my wits: This describes being very frightened
Frightened to death: This also describes being very frightened
All is fair in love and war: This clich stands for the premise that you can do whatever you have to
in order to capture the heart of your lover
Alls well that ends well: This means that even if there were problems along the way, it doesn't
matter as long as there is a happy ending
Every cloud has a silver lining: This means that even when bad things happen, it may be possible
to find some good in them
Haste makes waste: This clich stands for the premise that you will make mistakes when you do
things too quickly
The writing on the wall: This refers to something that should be clear or apparent and that is
essentially a foregone conclusion
Time heals all wounds: This means that all pain and suffering will get better over time
What goes around comes around: This clich teaches the lesson that the way you treat others will
eventually be the way you are treated
When you have lemons, make lemonade: This clich encourages you to have a positive attitude
even when things are going bad.
raining cats and dogs: meaning it is raining heavily.
bag of bones: means someone is very underweight.

Sentence connectors

Sentence connectors are used to link ideas from one sentence to the next and to give paragraphs coherence. Sentence
connectors perform different functions and are placed at the beginning of a sentence. They are used to introduce, order,
contrast, sequence ideas, theory, data etc. The following table lists useful connectors.
Useful sentence connectors

Concession
Logical / sequential order Order of importance besides
however
Firstly, secondly, thirdly etc. Most / more importantly still
though
Next, last, finally, last but not least ... Most significantly in spite of that
In addition Above all despite that
Furthermore Primarily admittedly
if
Also It is essential / essentially unless
At present / presently Adding
to begin / start with ..., also, too, then
furthermore ... Contrasting
to conclude with moreover ... on the contrary
in the first place, in the second place in addition to that ... in contrast to that
above all...... but , yet, however
to summarise , to sum up
what is more ... nevertheless ...
Comparison whereas ..., while ...
additionally
neither .... nor ...
either or
equally, likewise, similarly Exemplifying on the other hand ...
in the same / a different way for example (e.g.)
compared to / with, for instance
in comparison with that is (i.e.) Reason
as ... as , both ... and ... that is to say
you cannot compare it with ... such as ...
namely ... The cause of
Giving ones own opinion The reason for

In my view; To my mind, In my opinion, As I see it,


Result
I think that, I believe that, I have come to the conclusion that,
I would not say that ..., therefore I cannot agree with ...,
I am doubtful whether / certain that... As a result
According to the text...
As a consequence
It seems to me that...
Another argument is that... Therefore
As far as I am concerned, Thus
One reason is that...
I conclude ...
I would say that...
As we have seen, Consequently
As we know from ....,... Hence
For all these reasons I would support the view that...
As a result... All in all...
In short... In conclusion ...
With regard to ... to sum up ...
It is for this reason that I think...
I am convinced that... I draw the conclusion
I feel that... I arrive at the conclusion that ...