post-war
Post-war means after the war, in this case the Second World War.
made his name
To make a name for yourself is to achieve something that makes you famous or well known.
Example: You need to make a name for yourself in TV and theatre before you get a role in a big movies.
Click here for more idioms and common expressions.
plied their trade
To ply your trade is to do your work or conduct your business. Here the work referred to is prostitution.
Example: I plied my trade as a chef in many restaurants.
Click here for more idioms and common expressions.
the Blackout
During the war cities showed as little light as possible to make it more difficult for enemy planes to find and bomb them. This was called the Blackout.
went
Went is the past tense of the irregular verb go. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
more information: go
became
Became is the past tense of the irregular verb become. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
more information: become
came about
happened
Example: The invention of antibiotics came about by accident.
Came is the past tense of the irregular verb come. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
more information: come
late
We use late before someone's name or title to mean recently deceased or dead.
Example: The late Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
in one fell swoop
in one decisive action; at once
Example: You can lose weight and improve your health in one felll swoop with our miracle diet.
Click here for more idioms and common expressions.
thought
Here thought is the past tense of the irregular verb think. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
more information: think
An Apocalyptic Horse
An Apocalyptic Horse
An Apocalyptic Horse
began
Began is the past tense of the irregular verb begin. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
more information: begin
the drawing for this little painting
the early sketch for 'An Apocalyptic Horse'
the early sketch for 'An Apocalyptic Horse'