23/4/18 3 Expressions and Idioms with ‘Monday’

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  • that Monday morning feeling

The listlessness and dissatisfaction felt upon returning to work on Monday after the weekend.

Example:
Ugh, I’m getting that Monday morning feeling already and it’s still Sunday night! I don’t want the weekend to end.

  • man crush Monday

A phrase that accompanies a social media post of a man that the poster finds attractive (often their significant other or a celebrity). Often abbreviated as “MCM.” Such posts occur on Mondays due to the name, created simply for alliteration.

Example:
Check out my handsome hubby on man crush Monday! Ryan Gosling is my man crush Monday.
(A little sexist, I know.)

  • Monday morning quarterback

A person who acts like they have all the answers to a problem, especially in hindsight, usually without having any experience in that area. Likened to fans and commentators who criticize a football team after a Sunday game. Primarily heard in US.

Example:
Social media seems to have turned everyone into a Monday morning quarterback whenever political issues are discussed.

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