?What Are Idioms
An idiom is a phrase whose meaning isn’t obvious from looking at the individual words.
Because they’re used so often in everyday English, if you don’t know them, it’s almost impossible to understand the context.
Hit the roof
to get really angry :
Ex) Dad is going to hit the roof when he finds out I scratched his car.
Hit the sack
Go to bed
Ex) I’ve got a busy day tomorrow, so I think I’ll hit the sack.
Hit the road
To leave a place or begin a journey.
Ex) I’d love to stay longer but I must be hitting the road.
Hit the gas
To move quickly, to accelerate in a vehicle.
Ex) We’ll need to hit the gas if we want to make it to the movie on time.
tension and disdain between two or more people due to past disagreement or transgressions
Ex) Last year’s brutal playoff series created some bad blood between these two teams.
Criticze someone behind their back
Ex) No one wants to hire an individual who bad mouths a prior employer.
Asleep at the switch
Not to be alert on opportunity
Ex) The security guard fell asleep at the switch and a robber broke in.
Let sleeping dogs lie
To leave a situation alone so as to avoid worsening it
Ex) Oh, don’t mention that fight they had months ago – let sleeping dogs lie!
Hard and fast
Strictly or rigidly adhered to, not to be changed
Ex) A hard and fast rule to maintain silence in the library.
Play fast and loose
To treat something or someone without enough care
Ex) Like many movie-makers, he plays fast and loose with the facts to tell his own version of the story.
Pull a fast one
To deceive or trick someone
Ex) You paid too much, I think he pulled a fast one on you.
Be up in arms
To be very angry
Ex)They’re up in arms over the new management structure.
Shot in the arm
An encouraging stimulus
Ex) The movie was a real shot in the arm for our crew
Cost an arm and a leg
Be extremely expensive
Ex)The new phone had cost him an arm and a leg.
Fish or cut bait
Either commit to doing something productive or step aside and stop wasting time
Ex) Are you going to go back to medical school or not? It’s time to fish or cut bait.
Fish for a compliment
Make an attempt to make someone say something nice to you or about you.
Ex) When the student said that he was still not confident of the subject after a score of 95 on 100 in the test, the teacher knew that he was only fishing for a compliment.
Fish in troubled waters
to try to win an advantage from a difficult situation or from someone else’s problems
Ex) No one really thought about the money lenders who were making cash hand over fist during the recession, fishing in the troubled waters many homeowners and small businesses found themselves in.
Bird of passage
A person who remains unfixed to a certain location, relocating from one place to another
Ex) The economy has forced me to become a bird of passage, moving around the state to wherever I can find work.
آموزشگاه غزال دارای مجوز رسمی از وزارت آموزش و پرورش با ارائه مدرک معتبر، خدمات پشتیبانی آنلاین و حضوری و کنترل کیفیت دوره ها، فضایی امن و مجهز را برای فراگیران محترم فراهم نموده است.
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