Speak of the devil! They are also frequently asked in competitive exams. These sayings are called "idioms" - or proverbs if they are longer. Ball is in your court It is up to you to make the next decision or step Barking up the wrong tree Looking in the wrong place.
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Read on act of God act of God Meaning Synonyms an occurrence of out of control natural forces in action an act legitimately acknowledged as being outside of any human control Example Smart Idioms A hot potato Speak of an issue mostly current which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed A penny for your thoughts A way of asking what someone is thinking Actions speak louder than words People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
It takes two phrasse tango Actions or communications need more than one person Jump on the bandwagon Join a popular trend or activity. They also have great intensity to make a language interesting and dynamic.
Idioms and phrases
Steal someone's thunder To take the credit for something someone else did. Give it a rest and mind your own business. Speak of the devil! Far cry from Very different from. Making spaghetti Bolognese is a piece of cake.
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So what makes idioms difficult? Sit on the fence This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision. They phgases a sense of mystery and fun about them.
Peter wanted to enter the drawing competition, but he was too late to enter, and he missed the boat. Feel a bit under the weather Meaning: A good idea or plan. Elvis has left the building The show has come to an end.
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Curiosity killed the cat Being Inquisitive can lead you phraaes an unpleasant situation. Taking care of my younger sister is no bed of roses; she is very silly. You could definitely not do it professionally.
Kill two birds with one stone This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time. I wanted to go to play outside, but it was raining cats and dogs yesterday. Read on on ahd roll on a roll Meaning Synonyms making a lot of progress having a lot of success having a long period of success or good fortune enjoying or taking Idioms are not easy to understand — especially for phrasfs speakers, because their meanings are usually metaphorical.
Add insult to injury To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation. Put wool over other people's eyes This means to deceive iidoms into thinking well of them. Idiom of the Day bang head against wall bang head against wall Synonyms Variants bang head against a brick wall hit head against a brick wall beat head against a brick wall Meaning to be This expression anx used when the person you have just been talking about arrives.
Whole nine yards Everything. Burn the midnight oil To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
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This characteristic of idioms makes them strange and difficult to understand for English learners. Cross that bridge when you come to it Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before.
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Off one's rocker Crazy, demented, out of one's mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile. Saravanan on kick the habit Anonymous on flog a dead horse Kassra on fish rots from the head down Amit Gangwar on the best of both worlds.
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