|vale of tears (valley of tears)
||a place of trials and troubles, life on earth, this mortal coil
||Brothers and sisters, our burden is heavy tonight - heavy with
the passing of dear Jesse, who has departed this vale of tears.
||leave quickly, go, get going, hit the road
||We better vamoose, my friend, or we'll be late for our appointment.
|variety is the spice of life
||a variety of experiences makes life interesting, to each his own
||On the sign above the door were these words: GENERAL STORE Variety is the spice of life!
|vegetate (veg out)
||not do anything, be a couch potato
||After work he just vegetates - just sits there and says nothing.
||Very Important Person, big boys, big wig
||Only the VIP's - the president, and members of the board - are invited to the dinner.
||untouched or unexplored area
||The island was virgin territory. There were no signs of humans.
||a "real" experience created on a computer
||Virtual reality allowed me to experience space travel.
|visit a spell
||visit for awhile, set a spell
||Well hello, Charlie. Come in and visit a spell.
|vote of thanks
||an expression of thanks from a group, tip of the hat
||When our president spoke, she gave a vote of thanks to the volunteers.