Meaning: Dismissal from jobs
Usage: Director is laying off many employees for the loss to the company due to their irresponsible behavior.
Went to the winds
Meaning: to be utterly lost
Usage: I went to the winds when I saw the beauty of nature.
The green-eyed monster
Meaning: Used as a way of talking about jealousy
Usage: Shakespeare called it “the green-eyed monster, ” and once it gets a hold of your relationship, it sinks its teeth in and can rip it apart.
Usage: She is extremely standoffish and will only come around once every couple of days.
Took to heels
Meaning: Run in fear
Usage: The thief took to his heels when he saw a policeman running towards him.
Take with a grain of salt
Meaning: To listen to something with considerable doubt
Usage: Sunita is very good at quant, but when she was watching a teachers video she was taking it with a grain of salt.