The color of smoke tells firefighters the stages of a fire. White smoke means the fire has just started, black smoke is a fully developed fire while gray smoke indicates the fire is slowing down. The general rule is the darker the smoke, the more dangerous the fire.
Fire requires heat oxygen and fuel to burn. Fires can be stopped in 3 different ways. Water is used to cool fire and take away the heat source. Oxygen is removed by smothering a fire with dirt, sand, a chemical agent from a fire extinguisher or a blanket. Fuel can be removed by moving combustible materials away or by waiting until the fire is exhausted and goes out
Hello and welcome to episode 98…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Knowledge is being aware that fire can burn. Wisdom is remembering the blister. ~ Leo Tolstoy
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. … if someone says where there’s smoke there’s fire, there are rumors or signs that something is probably true … but no one knows whether it’s true or not
I heard a rumor that he stole money from the company and this rumor is probably true.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
I heard a rumor that he stole money from the company and where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
She said they are just friends and not dating, but they went to the movies twice this week Hmm…where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
During the meeting, my boss mentioned making a few changes. I think I need to start looking for a new job. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
I believe there’s no smoke without fire. Be patient. The truth will come out
There’s no smoke without fire …is an alternative to… Where there’s smoke there’s fire.
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What’s one object you would grab if your house caught on fire?
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There’s no smoke without fire
smoke | NOUN
the white, gray or black gas that you see in the air when something is burning