General Idioms

IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
This is usually a gambling term. Opponents can roll dice to win a place on a board game, such as Monopoly or Parchessi, or to win chips and/or money in, for instance, a game of craps.
Sentence 1
I rolled the dice and came up with a lucky seven.
Meaning 2
to take a chance
Sentence 2
I rolled the dice when I moved to Hollywood hoping to get into the movies.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
In Baseball, the runner needs to touch a base to be safe.
Sentence 1
Alex Rodriquez hit a single and was safe at first base
Meaning 2
In business, or any kind of a relationship, one needs to communicate or touch base.
Sentence 2
The IT computer expert touched base with his company.
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
Running and or jumping over an obstacle (usually high jump)
Sentence 1
In an amazing feat of strength, the track and field star vaulted the highest bar in the meet.
Meaning 2
Being a top contender
Sentence 2
"Christie Vaults to Front Ranks of G.O.P. for 2016."
IDIOM ►
Meaning 1
a defense where the defender is responsible for an area, rather than against an individual opposing player.
Sentence 1
The Celtics used a zone defense because it utilized their height and comparative lack of speed.
Meaning 2
concentrating on an area rather than an individual
Sentence 2
With two parents and three children, perhaps you need a zone defense.