jurnalartefak.com, 25 English Idioms That Will Make You Look Smart – Lots of English idioms are used for everyday life. However, some people do not understand its meaning because it is rarely used in everyday life. Try applying it in the environment with friends so that the Idiom will not seem strange. Here are some idiom dictionaries that can add insight into the meaning of the English language.
1. Get Out of Hand
Mean : To become chaotic and unmanageable, as of a situation.
Example Sentence : The party just got out of hand and the guests started to throw bottles at each other.
2. All that jazz
Mean : Other things of a similar kind to the thing or things they have been talking about
Example Sentence: Please enjoy the party. We have all sorts of cocktails and all that jazz.
3. it the Books
Mean : To study, especially with particular intensity.
Example Sentence : I’m going to hit the books because I have an examination coming up soon.
4. Bad blood
Mean : A feeling of ill will, anger, or hostility between people.
Example Sentence : Nancy and Charlotte is having a bad blood because of that ‘boyfriend’ thing.
5. Come clean
Mean : Be completely honest; keep nothing hidden.
Example Sentence : Daniel could have come clean about his feud with Aiden, but he didn’t.
6. Pull a Rabbit Out of a Hat
Mean : Do something unexpected but ingeniously effective in response to a problem.
Example Sentence : I thought we were certain to lose, but my partner pulled a rabbit out of his hat and we finally won the competition!
7. A Piece of Cake
Mean :Something easily achieve
Example Sentence: It’s a piece of cake to beat him in a race. I’m definitely a lot faster than him.
8. Eye candy
Mean : Visual images that are superficially attractive and entertaining but intellectually undemanding.
Example Sentence : Let’s go to the beach. It’s summer and there will be a lot of eye candy.
9. Once in a Blue Moon
Mean : Very rarely.
Example Sentence : We used to see him all the time, but now he just visits us once in a blue moon.
10. Give me five
Mean : Slapping palms above each other’s heads as a a greeting, celebration gesture, or sign of joy.
Example Sentence : “Good job! Give me five!” said the teacher when his student is doing great.
11. Fresh from the oven
Mean : Very new, different, or innovative.
Example Sentence : I just came from a launch party. It was a magazine that is fresh from the oven.
12. A Stone’s Throw
Mean : A short distance away from something.
Example Sentence : The hotel was a stone’s throw from the beach, so it’s quite convenient for us to go swimming!
13. Jekyll and Hyde
Mean : Used in reference to a person or thing that alternately displays two different sides to their character or nature.
Example Sentence : She’s a real Jekyll and Hyde. You never know when she will become unpleasant.”
14. Go the Extra Mile
Mean : Be especially assiduous in one’s attempt to achieve something.
Example Sentence : My English class was great and we learnt so much, because our teacher always went the extra mile for us.
15. Feeling Under the Weather
Mean : Feel sick.
Example Sentence: I think I’m going to have to take the day off work. I feel quite under the weather today.
16. Drama queen
Mean : A person who habitually responds to situations in a melodramatic way.
Example Sentence: Faris is such a drama queen! He really likes to exaggerate things.
17. Puppy love
Mean : Intense but relatively shallow romantic attachment, associated with adolescents
Example Sentence : They were still very young, nobody took their relationship seriously. It’s just a puppy love.
18. Head over heels
Mean : Turning over completely in forward motion, as in a somersault.
Example Sentence : They fell head over heels for one another at the very moment they met.
19. Long face
Mean : An unhappy or disappointed expression.
Example Sentence : Why the long face? Is anything bothering you? Maybe I can help you.
20. Nine to five
Mean : Used in reference to typical hours of work in an office, often to express an idea of routine or predictability.
Example Sentence : She’s tired of working from nine to five. She always wanted to work in a flexible time.
21. Out of the blue
Mean : Without warning; unexpectedly.
Example Sentence: She sent him a letter, out of the blue, telling him that she was in love with another guy.
Mean : A person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.
Example Sentence: He is the worst. He always tries to scapegoat everyone so that he won’t be blamed
23. Kill time
Mean : To do something that keeps you busy while you are waiting for something else to happen.
Example Sentence : He had nothing in particular to do, so he went for a walk downtown to kill time.”
24. Zip it!
Mean : A rude and angry way of telling someone to stop talking.
Example Sentence: I’m good at this and I don’t need anyone to tell me how, so zip it!”
25. In a nutshell
Mean : In the fewest possible words.
Example Sentence : The President’s in trouble and the reason, in a nutshell, is that people no longer trust him
(Source: Belajar Inggris)
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