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Idioms! - Part 2

Idioms! - Part 2

Date: Jun 11 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Michellita

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Hello folks! Here are some more Idioms that you asked me... I'm gonna write ten, and then I can create another lesson with other ten, ok? I hope it's not confusing, because I really want to help you with this!

 ENJOY! Laughing

 

1) A BED OF ROSES - an easy life

e.g: "Do you think my life is a bed of roses?", Rachel asked her friends when they jokinly suggested she had an easy life.

2) A DROP IN THE BUCKET - a very small amount compared to what we really needed

e.g: If you count all the rich people in the world they are just a drop in the bucket in comparison to the world's population. 

3) A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES - someone or something that you are pleased to see

e.g: Check out that girl. She sure is a sight for sore eyes.

4) ALIVE AND KICKING - full of energy; active

e.g: Mr. Henderson is alive and kicking even though he's already ninety years old.

5) BE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES - to experience someone's life

e.g:  I wouldn't like to be in your shoes when Terry finds out you crashed his car!

6) BE THE APPLE OF SOMEONE'S EYE - to be someone's favorite

e.g: Everyone knows that Suzy is the apple of Mr. Clark's eye

7) TO BARK UP THE WRONG TREE - to have a wrong idea; to complain to the wrong person

e.g: "You're barking up the wrong tree", Tony tried to explain to his friends. "I had nothing to do with what happened."

8) BLOW ONE'S TOP - to become very angry; lose one's temper

e.g: When Helen saw the mess her kids had made, she blew her top and hold them to clean it up immediately. 

9) BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL - to stay up late working or studying

e.g: With final exams coming, I think I'll have to burn the midnight oil this week.

10) CATCH SOMEONE RED-HANDED - to catch someone doing something wrong

e.g: Phil didn't expect to be caught red-handed shoplifting in the department store.

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zeus164

Turkey

you are a drop ın the bucket you are unbelıavable good human.

12:54 AM Jan 13 2008 |

sania_fox

sania_fox

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks agail honey….I like ur idioms,,,,,thay are very useful,,,,

10:53 AM Jan 12 2008 |

sania_fox

sania_fox

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks honey for ur idioms,,but ,,,,plz explain more about ur lessons lator,,,Its a little  difficult for me to understand…..

any way,,,tnx for ur effort….

10:49 AM Jan 12 2008 |

haitham4vip

Egypt

what about more

02:47 AM Dec 28 2007 |

EllaGuo

EllaGuo

Christmas Island

THANKS SO MUCH U ARE THE STAR

02:39 AM Dec 28 2007 |

zeus164

Turkey

yeah ıt ıs excellent to learn new ıdıoms thank you very much englısh baby you are the number one

05:08 AM Dec 26 2007 |

zeus164

Turkey

these ıdıoms are very useful for me thanks englısh baby very much

07:25 PM Dec 23 2007 |

rukis

rukis

Colombia

thanks michelita. those idioms were interesting

12:45 AM Dec 18 2007 |

mihi

mihi

China

Thank you so much,Michellita!
I’ll watch on your new blogs!

07:24 AM Dec 17 2007 |

indrayani

indrayani

Indonesia

thanks ! it so useful for me

05:01 AM Dec 17 2007 |

martinus

martinus

Indonesia

bravo,meaningful and useful for daily live.

10:56 AM Nov 29 2007 |

master_of puppets

Georgia

very important part of language

07:03 AM Nov 18 2007 |

annazus

annazus

Russian Federation

Thank you very much! It's a really very usefull!!!

11:00 PM Nov 17 2007 |

rukis

rukis

Colombia

thanks michelita…..can yopu help me with the word catch on…...and crash on … thanks

03:11 AM Nov 13 2007 |

zeus164

Turkey

thanks for these ıdıoms.they are very useful for me.ıt ıs wonderful ı love you

05:16 AM Nov 12 2007 |

rukis

rukis

Colombia

cool, good job.. thanks aq lot…..

09:53 PM Nov 11 2007 |

zeus164

Turkey

thank you very much these idioms are beautiful like you for me.

05:37 PM Oct 18 2007 |

moji20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thanks for all your efforts they are ferfectly usefull

06:09 AM Oct 17 2007 |

vero_cobain

Argentina

HI michellita! keep up the good work..your lessons are really enlightening!!

01:57 AM Oct 17 2007 |

Leslie27

Philippines

Very useful! thanks a bunch! =D

02:23 AM Oct 12 2007 |

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