Pour Oil On Troubled Waters

Pour Oil On Troubled Waters :

Pot Calling The Kettle Black :

If someone hypocritically criticizes a person for something that they themselves do, then it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Pot-Luck :

If you take pot-luck, you take whatever happens to be available at the time.

Pound Of Flesh :

If someone wants their pound of flesh, the force someone to pay or give back something owed even though they do not need it and it will cause the other person a lot of difficulty.

Pour Oil On Troubled Waters :

To pacify and quieten down a person or situation

If someone pours oil on troubled waters, they try to calm things down.

  • India has always been pouring oil on troubled waters in the U.N.O. debates.

    Powder Your Nose :

    If somebody goes to powder your nose, it is a euphemism for going to the lavatory.

    Powers That Be :

    The powers that be are the people who are in charge of something.

    Practical Joke :

    A practical joke is a trick played on someone that is meant to be funny for people watching, though normally embarrassing for the person being tricked.

    Practice What You Preach :

    If you practice what you preach, you do what you say other people should do.

    Preaching To The Choir :

    If someone preaches to the choir, they are talking about a subject or issue with which their audience already agrees.

    Presence of Mind :

    If someone behaves calmly and rationally in difficult circumstances, they show presence of mind.

  • I was very much impressed by the presence of mind the young boy had when he handed the water bottle to me when I had hiccups.

    Press The Flesh :

    When people, especially politicians, press the flesh, they meet members of the public and shake their hands, usually when trying to get support.

    Pressed For Time :

    If you are pressed for time, you are in a hurry or working against a very tight schedule.

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