To punish someone or something harshly
He's a really strict teacher, so he'll definitely lower the boom on you if you don't do your homework.
To be thankful or grateful for one's good luck usually while avoiding a bad situation
You should count your lucky stars as you managed to avoid that violent car accident.
In a bad situation, the worst possible outcome will always happen
That one subject i didnt learn was put on the test. Bread always falls on the buttered side i guest.
Something is superior to or more remarkable than anything else of its kind.
I promise you your birthday is going to be the party to end all parties.
When I pop my clogs, I want to be buried in an idyllic setting.
1. To make someone less worried or curious by providing him or her with necessary information
2. To kill someone who is very ill or very old so that they do not suffer any more
1. The police put the little out of her misery and gave her some images of her missing mom.
2. I don't want to see this horrendous scene. Please put this injured cat out of its misery fast.