Idiom of the Day
shake (someone) down or shake down (someone)
to get money by threatening someone
The gangsters shook the shop owner down to get some money.
Benefits of Bamboo Shoots
Bamboo shoots are also used for cleaning wounds and sores. On its exterior, the shoot features tough casing of leaves, firmly wrap around its central cream white meat. The meat has crunchy texture, mild yet distinctive flavor. Once boiled and cured, it however, acquires almost a neutral taste.