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Quench-coal

What Does "Quench-coal" Mean?

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"Quench-coal" is an English idiom. It is an old term meaning a piece of coal that's been extinguished or a person who dampens spirits or enthusiasm.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "quench-coal" used in a sentence:
  • He's such a quench-coal, always complaining and never enjoying anything.
  • The news acted as a quench-coal to their celebration plans.
  • Don't be a quench-coal; let's try to make the best of the situation.
meaning for quench-coal

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Quench-coal" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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