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Idioms and Phrases: April 30:
Be all the rage:
Meaning: Used to describe something that is popular, in trend, or is famous.
Example Sentence: I just can’t believe the fact that this stupid remix is all the rage these days.
And that’s a wrap for April series, here’s the link to the May series Idioms and Phrases May Series: Learn a new idiom daily.
It’s good to be here:
Meaning: Used to say that you enjoy being in someplace.
Example Sentence: It’s good to be here my friend! Thank you so much for the invitation.
Call off the dogs:
Meaning: Used in a context when you want someone to stop criticizing you.
Example Sentence: Please, call off the dogs. I know I am doing my best to improve the sales.
A laughing stock:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone has become an object of ridicule.
Example Sentence: Ever since Sandra rejected Sam’s proposal to marry her, Sam had become a laughing stock among his colleagues.
In this day and age:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe the current situation or modern times.
Example Sentence: In this day and age, mobile phones have made shopping and payments hassle-free.
Age one’s age:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone behaves in a childish manner.
Example Sentence: Come on take this dress! stop being childish and act your age.
An open book:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is easy to understand; Also used to describe the honesty of someone.
Example Sentence: Concepts of Income-tax are definitely not an open book, you need to read a lot to understand it better.
Be all things to all people:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone makes many efforts so that he is liked and appreciated by the people.
Example Sentence: I know you want to keep your colleagues and friends happy, but remember you cannot be all things to all people.
A ray of sunshine:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who brings joy and happiness in someone’s life.
Example Sentence: Children always bring a ray of sunshine in our life.
Bite your tongue:
Meaning: Used in a context when you want to stop yourself from saying about something or someone.
Example Sentence: I thought of saying exactly what I felt when he accused me, but I had to bite my tongue.
Under the wire:
Meaning: Used to describe an activity, task, or work that is done at the last moment or to do something just in time.
Example Sentence: Since Sandra applied for leave under the wire, her manager rejected her application.
Claim to fame:
Meaning: Used to describe usually a person or place that is impressive, important, or interesting.
Example Sentence: Samaira’s big claim to fame is being featured on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram posts.
A cup of joe:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone wants to have a cup of coffee.
Example Sentence: I am going to the coffee shop for a cup of joe. Anyone interested can join me.
Be (out) on the razzle:
Meaning: Used in a context where you go out for a fun night celebrating or socializing.
Example Sentence: It was samaira’s birthday and we were out on the razzle last night, that’s the reason why we all are staying home.
Be (a bit) on the large side:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is large in size.
Example Sentence: Sandra decided to go with a mini dining table since all the remaining tables at the store were a bit on the large side.
See the error of your ways:
Meaning: Used in a context when you have realized your mistakes and decide to improve or change your behavior.
Example Sentence: Ameesha should see the error of her ways and improve her behavior.
(as) bright as a new pin
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is neat, tidy and clean.
Example Sentence: I expected Samira’s student hostel to be a complete mess, but it was as bright as a new pin!
Be in the chips:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who becomes wealthy all of a sudden.
Example Sentence: After winning the lottery, John is the chips these days.
Be in (one’s) good graces :
Meaning: Used in a context to describe somebody/someone who had earned one’s favor is liked by someone.
Example Sentence: After helping Jim solving his homework, John has been in Jim’s good graces.
April Series: April 11:
A meeting of minds:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe a situation where people come together to discuss events, ideas or suggestions.
Example Sentence: In order to promote innovative methods of marketing and advertising, the CEO of the company called for a meeting of minds.
In the long run:
Meaning: Used in a context to eventually describe something after a long period of time.
Example Sentence: If you work hard at your marriage, you’ll find out that, in the long run, your spouse can be your best friend in life.
As bright as a button:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who is intelligent, clever and quick.
Example Sentence: Amir can solve any mathematical equation, He is as bright as a button.
As full as a tick:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is full and had consumed heavy food or drink.
Example Sentence: I will eat after a few hours. Right now, I am as full as a tick.
As easy as duck soup:
Meaning: Used in a context when something is super easy and simple.
Example Sentence All the questions were as easy as duck soup. I’m sure that we all will clear the examination.
Be a slam dunk:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe that something or someone is likely to succeed or win; a goal that is easy to accomplish or attain.
Example Sentence: All the best players are in our team, victory will surely be a slam dunk.
Be (as) stubborn as a mule:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is very devoted, rigid or stubborn about something.
Example Sentence: It’s impossible to convince Samaira for a vacation. She is always busy and she is as stubborn as mule to join us for a vacation.
Be as easy as pie:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something to be very simple and easy without requiring much effort or skills.
Example Sentence: After understanding the equations logically, solving mathematics problems has been as easy as pie for me.
According to (one’s) own lights:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who lives a life based on his own beliefs, ideas, and inclinations.
Example Sentence: Sara is often criticized by her colleagues because she leads a life according to her own lights.
At the summit of (one’s) success:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who is at his successful or prosperous position at a given point in time.
Example Sentence: The actor, who is at the summit of his success at the moment, wants to slow down and have a vacation for some time.
Idioms and Phrases April Series: April 1:
Come into power:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe the gain of political power through appointment or election.
Example Sentence: He came into power again because he understood the pulse of the Nation and worked for the betterment of the Nation.
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Some Tips to improve vocabulary:
- Learn new words every day so that you can increase your word power.
- Learning new words will not be sufficient, try to include those words in your daily conversations.
- Besides learning new words, Keep discussing those words from time to time. Furthermore, Discuss them with someone who is interested in vocabulary.
- Carry a dictionary. Wait, that doesn’t mean that you carry a huge bulky dictionary, You have many apps available on both android and ios platforms. Download them.
- Understand the root words. This will make your job easier.
- Another key point is to use flashcards to memorize new words.
- Read frequently.
- Make a note of word that you don’t know accordingly and refer that in a dictionary.
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