101 مصطلح انجليزي

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    English Idioms



    English Idiom #1
    DON'T GIVE UP THE DAY JOB
    Explanation of English Idiom #1
    YOU ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT THAT. YOU COULD DEFINITELY NOT DO IT PROFESSIONALLY.
    Example of English Idiom #1
    "I REALLY LIKE THE WAY YOU SING BUT DON'T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB."



    English Idiom #2
    A CASH COW
    Explanation of English Idiom #2
    AN EASY WAY TO EARN MONEY REGULARLY.
    Example of English Idiom #2
    "INCOME TAX IS A REAL CASH COW FOR THE GOVERNMENT."

    English Idiom #3
    BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW
    Explanation of English Idiom #3
    TRYING TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS TOO DIFFICULT OR TIME CONSUMING TO FINISH.
    Example of English Idiom #3
    "I'M GLAD YOU WANT TO PREPARE THE REPORT BY YOURSELF. JUST BE SURE THAT YOU DON'T BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW."

    English Idiom #4
    CLEAR THE AIR
    Explanation of English Idiom #4
    DISCUSS SOMETHING THAT WAS CAUSING PEOPLE TO FEEL UPSET.
    Example of English Idiom #4
    "THERE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A MISUNDERSTANDING. I'D LIKE TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED, JUST TO CLEAR THE AIR."

    English Idiom #5
    TURN YOUR BACK ON
    Explanation of English Idiom #5
    GIVE UP ON, OR ABANDON.
    Example of English Idiom #5
    "I NEED YOUR HELP BUT YOU JUST TURNED YOUR BACK ON ME."

    English Idiom #6
    NOT CUT OUT FOR
    Explanation of English Idiom #6
    NOT SUITABLE FOR SOMETHING.
    Example of English Idiom #6
    "HE TRIED MOUNTAIN CLIMBING BUT HE SIMPLY WAS NOT CUT OUT FOR IT."

    English Idiom #7
    SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
    Explanation of English Idiom #7
    THE VERY LAST, OR THE VERY WORST.
    Example of English Idiom #7
    "THESE ARE THE LAST VOLUNTEERS WE COULD FIND. WE REALLY HAD TO SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL TO FIND THEM."

    English Idiom #8
    A CLASS ACT
    Explanation of English Idiom #8
    SOPHISTICATED, ABOVE AVERAGE.
    Example of English Idiom #8
    "HE OFFERED TO HELP, EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN'T KNOW ME. HE'S A REAL CLASS ACT."

    English Idiom #9
    CLEAN UP YOUR ACT
    Explanation of English Idiom #9
    IMPROVE YOUR BEHAVIOR.
    Example of English Idiom #9
    "IF YOU ARE EVER GOING TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH SKILLS, YOU MUST START GETTING TO CLASS ON TIME AND DOING YOUR HOMEWORK. WHY DON'T YOU CLEAN UP YOUR ACT?"

    English Idiom #10
    GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER
    Explanation of English Idiom #10
    GET MORE ORGANIZED.
    Example of English Idiom #10
    "YOU HAVE BEEN LATE FOR WORK EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THIS JOB, YOU MUST GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER."

    English Idiom #11
    A PIECE OF THE ACTION
    Explanation of English Idiom #11
    PARTICIPATION IN AN ACTIVITY. OFTEN RELATED TO GAMBLING OR BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS.
    Example of English Idiom #11
    "I HEARD THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS IN YOUR NEW INVESTMENT. IF YOU DON'T MIND, I WOULD LIKE TO GET IN ON A PIECE OF THE ACTION."

    English Idiom #12
    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
    Explanation of English Idiom #12
    "PEOPLE'S INTENTIONS CAN BE JUDGED BETTER BY WHAT THEY DO THAN WHAT THEY SAY."
    Example of English Idiom #12

    English Idiom #13
    IN THE AIR
    Explanation of English Idiom #13
    BEING DISCUSSED. GENERALLY OBVIOUS.
    Example of English Idiom #13
    "THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER AND THE FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING. SPRING IS IN THE AIR."

    English Idiom #14
    GO APE
    Explanation of English Idiom #14
    GO CRAZY.
    Example of English Idiom #14
    "JACK WAS REALLY ANGRY. I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GO APE."

    English Idiom #15
    A GREY AREA
    Explanation of English Idiom #15
    SOMETHING THAT IS DIFFICULT TO DEFINE.
    Example of English Idiom #15
    I RESEARCHED YOUR CASE BUT THERE ARE NOT ANY BLACK AND WHITE ANSWERS. YOUR SITUATION SEEMS TO FALL INTO A GREY AREA."

    English Idiom #16
    UP IN ARMS
    Explanation of English Idiom #16
    ANGRY.
    Example of English Idiom #16
    "THE CROWD WAS AGITATED. EVERYONE WAS UP IN ARMS OVER THE GOVERNMENT DECISION."

    English Idiom #17
    BE GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF
    Explanation of English Idiom #17
    BE HAPPY WHEN A PERSON LEAVES.
    Example of English Idiom #17
    THAT GUY BOTHERS ME. I'll BE GLAD TO SEE THE BACK OF HIM."

    English Idiom #18
    GIVE HIM CREDIT
    Explanation of English Idiom #18
    ACKNOWLEDGE AN ACHIEVEMENT OR CONTRIBUTION OF A PERSON."
    Example of English Idiom #18
    "ALTHOUGH HE IS NOT EASY TO WORK FOR, YOU HAVE TO GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR MANAGING THE COMPANY WELL."

    English Idiom #19
    GO BEHIND SOMEONE'S BACK
    Explanation of English Idiom #19
    DO SOMETHING WITHOUT TELLING SOMEONE.
    Example of English Idiom #19
    "DON'T TRUST JANE. SHE ACTS FRIENDLY BUT SHE IS ALWAYS GOING BEHIND SOMEONE'S BACK."

    English Idiom #20
    EACH TO HIS OWN
    Explanation of English Idiom #20
    EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN INDIVIDUAL OPINION.
    Example of English Idiom #20
    "I CAN'T SAY THAT I LIKE GEORGE'S NEW FURNITURE. IT SEEMS VERY PLAIN AND UNCOMFORTABLE. OH WELL, EACH TO HIS OWN."

    English Idiom #21
    EAGER BEAVER
    Explanation of English Idiom #21
    ENTHUSIASTIC PERSON.
    Example of English Idiom #21
    "JOHN DID ALL OF HIS HOMEWORK BEFORE SUPPER. HE SURE IS AN EAGER BEAVER."

    English Idiom #22
    EARLY BIRD
    Explanation of English Idiom #22
    A PERSON WHO IS EARLY FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
    Example of English Idiom #22
    "SATOKO WAS IN CLASS 30 MINUTES BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. WHAT AN EARLY BIRD."

    English Idiom #23
    SCRATCH THE SURFACE
    Explanation of English Idiom #23
    EXAMINE ONLY A PART OF SOMETHING. UNCOVER ONLY A FEW FACTS ABOUT SOMETHING.
    Example of English Idiom #23
    "CANCER RESEARCH IS A VERY LONG-TERM PROCESS. SO FAR, WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO SCRATCH THE SURFACE."

    English Idiom #24
    GIVE HIM THE SLIP
    Explanation of English Idiom #24
    LEAVE HIM. HIDE FROM HIM.
    Example of English Idiom #24
    "I THINK THAT MAN IS FOLLOWING US. LET'S GIVE HIM THE SLIP."

    English Idiom #25
    COLD SHOULDER
    Explanation of English Idiom #25
    TO TREAT SOMEONE IN AN UNFRIENDLY MANNER.
    Example of English Idiom #25
    "I DON'T THINK JIM LIKES ME. I TRIED TO SPEAK WITH HIM EARLIER BUT HE GAVE ME THE COLD SHOULDER."

    English Idiom #26
    GET THE BALL ROLLING
    Explanation of English Idiom #26
    START SOMETHING.
    Example of English Idiom #26
    "ALL RIGHT EVERYONE, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME PLANNING THIS PROJECT. NOW, IT'S TIME TO GET THE BALL ROLLING."

    English Idiom #27
    JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON
    Explanation of English Idiom #27
    JOIN A POPULAR TREND OR ACTIVITY.
    Example of English Idiom #27
    "I LIKE THAT NEW PROCEDURE AND I'VE DECIDED TO JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON."

    English Idiom #28
    A LOSING BATTLE
    Explanation of English Idiom #28
    SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED.
    Example of English Idiom #28

    English Idiom #29
    KEEP SOMETHING AT BAY
    Explanation of English Idiom #29
    KEEP SOMETHING AWAY.
    Example of English Idiom #29
    "SARAH FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO KEEP THE SALESPERSON AT BAY."

    English Idiom #30
    SPILL THE BEANS
    Explanation of English Idiom #30
    TELL A SECRET.
    Example of English Idiom #30
    "I WON'T BE THE ONE TO SPILL THE BEANS."

    English Idiom #31
    BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS
    Explanation of English Idiom #31
    PEOPLE CANNOT COMPLAIN ABOUT SOMETHING THEY GET FOR FREE.
    Example of English Idiom #31
    "I DON'T LIKE THE COLOR OF THE SWEATER SHE GAVE ME BUT, BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS."

    English Idiom #32
    FLESH AND BLOOD
    Explanation of English Idiom #32
    A RELATIVE.
    Example of English Idiom #32
    "I MUST HELP HIM. AFTER ALL, HE'S MY OWN FLESH AND BLOOD."

    English Idiom #33
    GIVE THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT
    Explanation of English Idiom #33
    BELIEVE SOMEONE'S STATEMENT, WITHOUT PROOF.
    Example of English Idiom #33
    "THE TEACHER'S EXPLANATION DID NOT SEEM LOGICAL, BUT I GAVE HER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT."

    English Idiom #34
    A SAFE BET
    Explanation of English Idiom #34
    PROBABLY TRUE. WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN.
    Example of English Idiom #34
    "IT'S A SAFE BET THAT YOUR ENGLISH SKILLS WILL IMPROVE QUICKLY IF YOU STUDY AT VANCOUVER ENGLISH CENTRE."

    English Idiom #35
    FIT THE BILL
    Explanation of English Idiom #35
    SEEMS CORRECT.
    Example of English Idiom #35
    "THAT SEEMS TO FIT THE BILL. I'LL TAKE IT."

    English Idiom #36
    BLACK AND BLUE
    Explanation of English Idiom #36
    BRUISED.
    Example of English Idiom #36
    "HE WAS BEATEN UNTIL HE WAS BLACK AND BLUE."

    English Idiom #37
    IN COLD BLOOD
    Explanation of English Idiom #37
    WITH COMPASSION OR MERCY. USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH RUTHLESS MURDER.
    Example of English Idiom #37
    "THE ASSASSIN WAS EVIL. HE KILLED HIM IN COLD BLOOD."

    English Idiom #38
    OUT OF THE BLUE
    Explanation of English Idiom #38
    UNEXPECTED.
    Example of English Idiom #38
    "A GREAT IDEA JUST CAME TO ME OUT OF THE BLUE."

    English Idiom #39
    CALL SOMEONE'S BLUFF
    Explanation of English Idiom #39
    MAKE SOMEONE PROVE WHAT THEY SAY.
    Example of English Idiom #39
    "HE IMPLIED THAT HE WOULD TERMINATE MY CONTRACT BUT I CALLED HIS BLUFF."

    English Idiom #40
    ROCK THE BOAT
    Explanation of English Idiom #40
    CREATE PROBLEMS FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
    Example of English Idiom #40
    "EVERYONE LIKES ANTONIO. HE DOESN'T ROCK THE BOAT."

    English Idiom #41
    BY THE BOOK
    Explanation of English Idiom #41
    DOING SOMETHING ACCORDING TO THE RULES.
    Example of English Idiom #41
    "HE IS A GOOD COP. HE DOES EVERYTHING BY THE BOOK."

    English Idiom #42
    GIVE SOMEONE THE BOOT
    Explanation of English Idiom #42
    DISMISS OR TERMINATE SOMEONE.
    Example of English Idiom #42
    "MR. SMITH IS AN EASY BOSS TO WORK FOR. HE DOESN'T LIKE TO GIVE SOMEONE THE BOOT."

    English Idiom #43
    GET TO THE BOTTOM OF
    Explanation of English Idiom #43
    LEARN ABOUT AND UNDERSTAND FULLY.
    Example of English Idiom #43
    "WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED BUT WE INTEND TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS."

    English Idiom #44
    OUT OF BOUNDS
    Explanation of English Idiom #44
    NOT PERMITTED.
    Example of English Idiom #44
    "HANS WANTED TO ASK MARY OUT ON A DATE BUT I EXPLAINED THAT SHE IS OUT OF BOUNDS. MARY IS ENGAGED TO JACK."

    English Idiom #45
    BREAD AND BUTTER
    Explanation of English Idiom #45
    REGULAR INCOME.
    Example of English Idiom #45
    "WE ARE VERY DEPENDENT ON OUR ADVERTISING REVENUE. IT'S OUR BREAD AND BUTTER."

    English Idiom #46
    THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD
    Explanation of English Idiom #46
    A GOOD INVENTION OR INNOVATION.
    Example of English Idiom #46
    "I LOVE THIS PAPER FOLDING MACHINE. IT'S THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD."

    English Idiom #47
    GIVE ME A BREAK
    Explanation of English Idiom #47
    DON'T EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE OR AGREE WITH THAT.
    Example of English Idiom #47
    "YOU THINK THE TEACHER IS JOKING? GIVE ME A BREAK."

    English Idiom #48
    DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH
    Explanation of English Idiom #48
    DON'T WAIT TOO LONG BECAUSE IT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN.
    Example of English Idiom #48
    "YES, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THEY WILL LOWER TAXES BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH."

    English Idiom #49
    CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN YOU COME TO IT
    Explanation of English Idiom #49
    DEAL WITH A PROBLEM IF AND WHEN IT BECOMES NECESSARY.
    Example of English Idiom #49
    "I'M NOT TOO WORRIED ABOUT A POSSIBLE DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY. ANYWAY, LET'S CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE COME TO IT."

    English Idiom #50
    THE BUBBLE HAS BURST
    Explanation of English Idiom #50
    A PREVIOUSLY POSITIVE SITUATION HAS ENCOUNTERED A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
    Example of English Idiom #50
    "LAST YEAR, THE STOCK MARKET WAS DOING VERY WELL. UNFORTUNATELY, IT SEEMS THAT THE BUBBLE HAS BURST
     
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    English Idiom #51



    THE BUCK STOPS HERE



    Explanation of English Idiom #51



    PROBLEMS ARE RESOLVED HERE.



    Example of English Idiom #51



    "A LOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO PASS PROBLEMS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE. AT MY DESK, HOWEVER, THE BUCK STOPS HERE."




    English Idiom #52



    BURN YOUR BRIDGES



    Explanation of English Idiom #52



    MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RETURN.



    Example of English Idiom #52



    "BE POLITE WHEN YOU HAND IN YOUR RESIGNATION. AFTER ALL, YOU DON'T WANT TO BURN YOUR BRIDGES."




    English Idiom #53



    MY EARS ARE BURNING



    Explanation of English Idiom #53



    I THINK SOMEONE IS SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT ME.



    Example of English Idiom #53



    "PIERRE IS TALKING AGAIN. MY EARS ARE BURNING."




    English Idiom #54



    PUT ON THE BACK BURNER



    Explanation of English Idiom #54



    LEAVE IT FOR LATER.



    Example of English Idiom #54



    "I DON'T THINK WE WILL HAVE TIME TO COMPLETE IT THIS YEAR. LET'S PUT IT ON THE BACK BURNER."




    English Idiom #55



    SOMEONE MEANS BUSINESS



    Explanation of English Idiom #55



    SOMEONE IS SERIOUS



    Example of English Idiom #55



    "WATCH OUT FOR HARRY. HE IS SOMEONE WHO MEANS BUSINESS."




    English Idiom #56



    AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON



    Explanation of English Idiom #56



    QUICKLY AND EASILY.



    Example of English Idiom #56



    "NO PROBLEM. I CAN CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON."




    English Idiom #57



    HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT



    Explanation of English Idiom #57



    ENJOY SOMETHING WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT.



    Example of English Idiom #57



    "JUAN CARLOS EXPECTED TO PASS WITHOUT STUDYING. UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CANNOT HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO."




    English Idiom #58



    A CLOSE CALL



    Explanation of English Idiom #58



    SOMETHING (USUALLY BAD) ALMOST HAPPENING.



    Example of English Idiom #58



    "THAT CAR ALMOST HIT US. THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL."




    English Idiom #59



    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH



    Explanation of English Idiom #59



    THIS SHOULD STOP.



    Example of English Idiom #59



    "I HAVE LISTENED TO HIS COMPLAINTS FOR YEARS BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH."




    English Idiom #60



    A FAT CAT



    Explanation of English Idiom #60



    A WEALTHY PERSON.



    Example of English Idiom #60



    "FERNANDO HAS EVERYTHING HE NEEDS. HE'S A REAL FAT CAT."




    English Idiom #61



    MY TWO CENT'S WORTH



    Explanation of English Idiom #61



    MY HUMBLE OPINION.



    Example of English Idiom #61



    "HE SEEMS LIKE A CORRUPT POLITICIAN. THAT'S JUST MY TWO CENT'S WORTH.




    English Idiom #62



    HANG OUT



    Explanation of English Idiom #62



    BE TOGETHER. SPEND TIME WITH EACH OTHER.



    Example of English Idiom #62



    "HEY LAUREN, LET'S GET TOGETHER AT THE STARBUCKS ON ROBSON. WE CAN JUST HANG OUT AND PRACTICE OUR ENGLISH."




    English Idiom #63



    A CHANGE OF HEART



    Explanation of English Idiom #63



    A CHANGED OPINION.



    Example of English Idiom #63



    "AT ONE TIME, I SUPPORTED GEORGE BUSH. AS TIME WENT ON, HOWEVER, I HAD A CHANGE OF HEART."




    English Idiom #64



    GET SOMETHING OFF YOUR CHEST



    Explanation of English Idiom #64



    EXPLAIN SOMETHING THAT IS BOTHERING YOU.



    Example of English Idiom #64



    "GARY, YOU DO NOT SEEM HAPPY. IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET OFF YOUR CHEST?"




    English Idiom #65



    DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HAVE HATCHED



    Explanation of English Idiom #65



    DO NOT MAKE PLANS FOR SOMETHING THAT MIGHT HAPPEN.



    Example of English Idiom #65



    "YES, I THINK WE WILL PROBABLY GET A RAISE IN PAY THIS YEAR. REMEMBER, THOUGH, DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HAVE HATCHED."




    English Idiom #66



    A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER



    Explanation of English Idiom #66



    HE IS ANGRY ABOUT SOMETHING.



    Example of English Idiom #66



    "I DON'T KNOW WHY HE IS SO UNHAPPY. HE SEEMS TO HAVE A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER.




    English Idiom #67



    COME FULL CIRCLE



    Explanation of English Idiom #67



    A PROCESS HAS BEEN COMPLETED.



    Example of English Idiom #67



    "THE SALMON HAS RETURNED TO THE PLACE WHERE IT ORIGINALLY HATCHED. ITS LIFE CYCLE HAS COME FULL CIRCLE."




    English Idiom #68



    SQUEAKY CLEAN



    Explanation of English Idiom #68



    LEGITIMATE AND PROPER.



    Example of English Idiom #68



    "WE CHECKED ALL OF HER REFERENCES. SHE IS SQUEAKY CLEAN."




    English Idiom #69



    IN THE CLEAR



    Explanation of English Idiom #69



    OUT OF TROUBLE.



    Example of English Idiom #69



    "HIS INNOCENCE HAS BEEN PROVEN. HE IS IN THE CLEAR."




    English Idiom #70



    STEER CLEAR OF



    Explanation of English Idiom #70



    AVOID.



    Example of English Idiom #70



    "SHE IS NOT VERY NICE. I THINK WE SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF HER."




    English Idiom #71



    ROUND THE CLOCK



    Explanation of English Idiom #71



    ALL DAY.



    Example of English Idiom #71



    "HE IS A VERY HARD WORKER. HE USUALLY WORKS ROUND THE CLOCK."




    English Idiom #72



    TURN BACK THE CLOCK



    Explanation of English Idiom #72



    GO BACK IN TIME.



    Example of English Idiom #72



    "I FEEL OLD. I WISH I COULD TURN BACK THE CLOCK."




    English Idiom #73



    LIKE CLOCKWORK



    Explanation of English Idiom #73



    WITH MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY.



    Example of English Idiom #73



    "HE IS VERY PREDICTABLE. HE ALWAYS EATS AT THE SAME TIME, LIKE CLOCKWORK."




    English Idiom #74



    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE



    Explanation of English Idiom #74



    THINK MORE REALISTICALLY



    Example of English Idiom #74



    "HE DOES NOT RESPECT YOU AS MUCH AS YOU THINK. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE."




    English Idiom #75



    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN



    Explanation of English Idiom #75



    ANOTHER VERSION OF A STORY OR EVENT.



    Example of English Idiom #75



    "THE GLOBAL SUMMIT WILL ENCOURAGE MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN, IT MIGHT RESULT IN VIOLENT PROTESTS."




    English Idiom #76



    LEFT OUT IN THE COLD



    Explanation of English Idiom #76



    LEFT UNAIDED OR UNPROTECTED.



    Example of English Idiom #76



    "THEY DON'T INCLUDE ME IN THEIR GROUP. I FEEL LEFT OUT IN THE COLD."




    English Idiom #77



    WITH FLYING COLORS



    Explanation of English Idiom #77



    WITH ENTHUSIASM AND EXUBERANCE.



    Example of English Idiom #77



    "I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL. I'LL BE THERE WITH FLYING COLORS."




    English Idiom #78



    SCRAPE BY



    Explanation of English Idiom #78



    HAVE JUST ENOUGH BUT NOT MORE.



    Example of English Idiom #78



    "OUR BUDGET IS NOT SATISFACTORY BUT WE WILL FIND A WAY TO SCRAPE BY."




    English Idiom #79



    A TOUGH ******



    Explanation of English Idiom #79



    A STUBBORN, STRONG PERSON.



    Example of English Idiom #79



    "DON'T GET SHIRLEY UPSET. SHE IS A TOUGH ******."




    English Idiom #80



    KEEP YOUR COOL



    Explanation of English Idiom #80



    DO NOT BECOME UPSET.



    Example of English Idiom #80



    "RELAX. KEEP YOUR COOL."




    English Idiom #81



    LOSE YOUR COOL



    Explanation of English Idiom #81



    BECOME UPSET.



    Example of English Idiom #81



    "DON'T GET UPSET. IF YOU LOSE YOUR COOL, IT WILL MAKE MATTERS WORSE."




    English Idiom #82



    IN A TIGHT CORNER



    Explanation of English Idiom #82



    WITHOUT ANY GOOD OPTIONS.



    Example of English Idiom #82



    "MILO HAS RUN OUT OF OPTIONS. IF HE TAKES ANY MORE CHANCE, HE MIGHT FIND HIMSELF IN A TIGHT CORNER."




    English Idiom #83



    A COUCH POTATO



    Explanation of English Idiom #83



    A LAZY PERSON.



    Example of English Idiom #83



    "LUIS FERNANDO JUST WATCHES TELEVISION ALL DAY. HE IS REALLY A COUCH POTATO.




    English Idiom #84



    TAKE ITS COURSE



    Explanation of English Idiom #84



    A SITUATION DEVELOPS NATURALLY.



    Example of English Idiom #84



    "THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO RELIEVE THE EFFECTS OF HER DISEASE. WE CAN ONLY WAIT AND LET THE ILLNESS TAKE ITS COURSE."




    English Idiom #85



    UP THE CREEK



    Explanation of English Idiom #85



    IN TROUBLE.



    Example of English Idiom #85



    "I WARNED BILL BUT HE WOULD NOT LISTEN. NOW, HE IS UP THE CREEK."




    English Idiom #86



    CROCODILE TEARS



    Explanation of English Idiom #86



    EXAGGERATED OR FAKED SYMPATHY.



    Example of English Idiom #86



    "SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS SORRY BUT SHE WAS NOT. IT WAS JUST CROCODILE TEARS."




    English Idiom #87



    WHEN IT COMES TO THE CRUNCH



    Explanation of English Idiom #87



    WHEN THERE ARE NO MORE POSSIBILITIES.



    Example of English Idiom #87



    "VICTOR SEEMS TO HAVE A CASUAL POINT OF VIEW. WHEN IT COME TO THE CRUNCH, THOUGH, HE IS A REAL PROFESSIONAL."




    English Idiom #88



    A FAR CRY FROM



    Explanation of English Idiom #88



    VERY DIFFERENT FROM.



    Example of English Idiom #88



    "HIS PERSONALITY IS A FAR CRY FROM HIS FATHER'S."




    English Idiom #89



    OFF-THE-CUFF



    Explanation of English Idiom #89



    WITHOUT RESEARCH, PLANNING, OR CONSIDERING.



    Example of English Idiom #89



    "I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT. MY OFF-THE-CUFF IMPRESSION, HOWEVER, IS TAT IT IS A GOOD IDEA."




    English Idiom #90



    CAN'T CUT IT



    Explanation of English Idiom #90



    CANNOT DO IT.



    Example of English Idiom #90



    "KIM SHOULDN'T BE WORKING HERE. HE JUST CAN'T CUT IT."




    English Idiom #91



    IN THE DARK



    Explanation of English Idiom #91



    IGNORANT.



    Example of English Idiom #91



    'THEY DIDN'T TELL ME ANYTHING. I FELT LIKE THEY HAD LEFT ME IN THE DARK."




    English Idiom #92



    A SHOT IN THE DARK



    Explanation of English Idiom #92



    A GUESS.



    Example of English Idiom #92



    "I AM NOT SURE BUT I COULD TAKE A SHOT IN THE DARK."




    English Idiom #93



    CALL IT A DAY



    Explanation of English Idiom #93



    STOP.



    Example of English Idiom #93



    "I'M TIRED. LET'S CALL IT A DAY."




    English Idiom #94



    LATE IN THE DAY



    Explanation of English Idiom #94



    TOO LATE, OR ALMOST TOO LATE.



    Example of English Idiom #94



    "THE GOVERNMENT JUST DECIDE T BUY NEW HELICOPTERS BUT IT SEEMS A LITTLE LATE IN THE DAY TO MAKE SUCH A DECISION."




    English Idiom #95



    IN BROAD DAYLIGHT



    Explanation of English Idiom #95



    WITHOUT TRYING TO HIDE IT.



    Example of English Idiom #96



    "THEY ROBBED THE BANK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT."




    English Idiom #96



    MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY



    Explanation of English Idiom #96



    MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY.



    Example of English Idiom #96



    "IF YOU WOULD GET A BETTER JOB, YOU WOULD MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY."




    English Idiom #97



    WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD



    Explanation of English Idiom #97



    WOULD NEVER.



    Example of English Idiom #97



    "I HATE THAT DRESS. I WOULD NOT BE CAUGHT DEAD WEARING ANYTHING ELSE."




    English Idiom #98



    GET A RAW DEAL



    Explanation of English Idiom #98



    RECEIVES LESS THAN WHAT IS DESERVED.



    Example of English Idiom #98



    "BE SURE TO READ THE CONTRACT CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SIGN IT. YOU DON'T WANT TO GET A RAW."




    English Idiom #99



    RUNS DEEP



    Explanation of English Idiom #99



    ENTRENCHED, OR INGRAINED.



    Example of English Idiom #99



    "HE LOVES HIS COUNTRY. PATRIOTISM RUNS DEEP IN HIS VEINS."




    English Idiom #100



    OUT OF YOUR DEPTH



    Explanation of English Idiom #100



    BEYOND YOUR EXISTING KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITY.



    Example of English Idiom #100



    "YOU DO NOT SEEM TO HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE IN THIS SUBJECT. ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT OUT OF YOUR DEPTH?"




    English Idiom #101



    ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END



    Explanation of English Idiom #101



    REGRETFULLY, WE ARE FINISHED.



    Example of English Idiom #101



    'I HAVE ENJOYED READING THE VANCOUVER ENGLISH CENTRE LIST OF IDIOMS BUT ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END."
     
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    Great, IDIOMS
    I love Idioms. They make You Think. And There more like Poems, but in a different way. Thanks Buddy. For This Great Post. And For all Your affort. Thanks Again
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    THANKS BRO

    wish good luck to u and me of course
     
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    ALL THE BEST, ALL THE TIMES

    Best Regards
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    Thanks Bro
     
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    thanks all 4 check
     

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