The Meaning and Power of Music_ 2 (idioms and expressions)
Music is woven into the fabric of society and culture
Woven is Participle I from weave
- to make cloth by repeatedly crossing a single thread through two sets of long threads on a loom (= special frame):
- be woven into the fabric of means that it has become something very common which a lot of people use everyday.
Traditional Thai designs are woven into silk fabric on the loom rather than stamped onto already woven fabric
Now to remind us of some of our favorite things from The Sound of Music. The one and only Lady Gaga.
- Mr. Sullivan. - Yeah. - What kind of music do you like to listen to? - Um - Don't be afraid. - Rock'n'roll. - What about you? - Rock'n'roll. - You? - Classical. - Brown-noser.
Different dictionaries give different definitions. But the key things are that it is disapproving and informal, though not vulgar (it is very important to consider while translating the idiom!).
Mostly the idiom is referred to employees and school /college students who are too nice to their bosses or teachers.
- to eat (chew) smth up and spit it out
- to stand tall
- have one's share of (something)
- At first ... But then ...
We use at first to talk about the beginning of a situation, when we are making a contrast with what happens / happened later
Usage: First, firstly or at first
- to crumble