In search of is a cliché meaning looking for. An alternative is searching for. There is a delightful children’s book by Natalie Babbitt entitled “The Search for Delicious”.
Basking in reflected glory is an expression about being admired because of the achievements of others. Parents of successful children may bask in reflected glory.
Tuck in is an informal invitation to help yourself to food or begin eating the food on the plate in front of you.
Tucked up in bed is an expression from the time before duvets became popular in the UK. Blankets and sheets were tucked in at the sides as well as the foot of the bed. (Interesting use of foot here – the end the sleepers feet are at.)
Tuck your shirt in! Shirts are made with long flaps at the back, known a shirt-tails. When I was young T-shirts were only worn in summer. (Central heating was unusual in UK homes.) Boys learning to dress themselves had to struggle with their shirt-tails.
Put a tuck in is a method of altering a loose garment.
In the frame applies to something which is going to be considered. A picture is in a frame so that attention is drawn to it.
In the loop is a new expression about being kept informed.
In her bottom drawer is where a young lady traditionally collects household linen in preparation for marriage.
Poetry in motion is an expression about beauty.
To pencil something in is to write down a provisional date or booking. Pencil may be erased. Ink is more permanent.
Draw a line under… means start again. What has gone before is separate and below the line a new start is made. It applies to life as well as writing or accounts.
Draw a blank is an expression about not finding something out. A blank sheet of paper has no information on it. Draw in this context means pull out, not drag a writing implement across a blank surface.
Marked out may apply to a building site, a vegetable plot an embroidery kit or any other practical project. A person may have been marked out for greater things.
Top marks are the best achievement. Exams and schoolwork are marked or graded.
Correct in all particulars is exact. Particulars means details.
I’m partial to… …expresses a liking for…
There are wonderful lines in Psalm 121 Verses 7 and 8 are worth looking into.
In the King James Version they are translated:-
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.