Idioms and Phrases

Idioms and Phrases :

Vale of tears- This vale of tears is the world and the suffering that life brings.

Velvet glove - This idiom is used to describe a person who appears gentle, but is determined and inflexible underneath. ('Iron fist in a velvet glove' is the full form.)

Vent your spleen - If someone vents their spleen, they release all their anger about something.

Vicar of Bray - A person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray

Vicious circle - A vicious circle is a sequence of events that make each other worse- someone drinks because they are unhappy at work, then loses their job... 'Vicious cycle' is also used.

Vinegar tits - A mean spirited women lacking in love or compassion.

Virgin territory - If something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before.

Voice in the wilderness - Someone who expresses an opinion that no one believes or listens to is a voice in the wilderness,especially if proved right later.

Volte-face - If you do a volte-face on something, you make a sudden and complete change in your stance or position over an issue.

Vultures are circling - If the vultures are circling, then something is in danger and its enemies are getting ready for the kill.

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