Nouns with other meanings
There are a number of other nouns which have this pattern.
bash bender bird's eye view bite blank breather buzz crack daze edge eternity eye eye-opener fluke fool's paradise gloss glow goldmine grand hair's breadth hand head heart attack help ill wind item kick ladies' man lift light living wage lottery meal ticket mint mixed bag mo mouthful no-no number packet penny point puzzle sine qua non spent force stink tan time tribute way while wind-up word yen
There was a bite in the air, mist clung to the ground and there was no warmth from the sun.
After a few minutes I said, 'I'm sorry, but my mind is a blank,' to which he replied, 'Don't worry. Just relax and wait for something to come. It will.'
She opened the front door a crack and peeked outside.
Give nature a helping hand in the cold weather by providing food and shelter for the birds in your garden.
The man was almost a head taller than Frank, and in the dim light of the hallway it was impossible to see his face.
Being nosy is probably a help in this job. I'm interested in people, you see.
He managed to ease out a cigarette far enough for him to catch it between his lips. 'I need a light' he said.
We bought penny shares thinking they would double the next day and lost a packet.
In eight months of operation he has not made a penny and does not look like doing so in the near future.
Perhaps she does have a point and, if so, it deserves to be debated.
Where we come from, to see any band you like, you normally have to travel quite a way.
I don't understand a word he says when he gets over-excited.