Prepositional Phrases/Idioms #1
In the English language, a prepositional phrase is a group of words that begins with a preposition. The object of a prepositional phrase is to function as an adjective or adverb.
In the sentence “I’ve paid this bill twice by mistake.”, by mistake is a prepositional phrase. In this example, the prepositional phrase by mistake is functioning as an adverb. It is modifying the verb “paid”.
out of hand
If a person or situation gets out of hand they are in an unruly or unmanageable state or manner; out of control
His tardiness is out of hand.
for lack of
not having (the thing specified)
For lack of anything else to say, she closed her eyes and went to sleep.
a very long time
I haven’t seen you for ages.
under the impression
If you are under the impression of something you have the assumption or belief (that something is true).
Oh I’m sorry! I was under the impression that you would finish painting the house by Friday.
without a hitch
If something happens without a hitch, nothing at all goes wrong.
We arrived at our destination without a hitch.