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Light a fire under (someone)

Ingediend door Ww Ww op 2017-12-17
  • Idioom: Light a fire under (someone)
  • Taal: Engels
  • Vertalingen in idioom / equivalenten: Deens
  • Uitgelegde betekenis: Engels, Grieks

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Meanings of "Light a fire under ..."


To stimulate, motivate someone to work or act more quickly or enthusiastically. Also there is 'light a fire under someone's ass/arse/butt'. This is a work environment expression often, but is also good for home use too.
To light a fire under something, the thing being a mule, a donkey was an often said remedy for one that did not want to get up and work/move. Fire gave them the initiative to move quickly.

Uitgelegd door Ww WwWw Ww op Zon, 17/12/2017 - 23:39
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