May 22, 2007

take the edge off

Posted in Idioms at 10:41 am by Feng

take the edge off — Ease or assuage, make less severe [dict]

On “Frasier”, Frasier is upset with something. His brother, Niles, tries to comfort him: “Have a beer. It really takes the edge off.” Suppose you are sitting just next to a sharp cutting instrument. How will you feel if those pointy edges are blunted or removed?

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1 Comment »

  1. priyanka khapekar said,

    comeon………. display some more idoms


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