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Idioms and Phrases February Series: February 29
be all smiles
Meaning: Used to describe happiness, cheerfulness and carefree.
Example Sentence: Sameera is lucky to have a friendly manager, he is all smiles all the time.
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be as cute as a button
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is appealing and pleasing in behavior or appearance.
Example Sentence: Sandra’s little daughter was looking as cute as a button dressed as a barbie doll in the fancy dress competition.
be as pleased as punch:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone wants to describe his happiness.
Example Sentence: I’m as pleased as punch when the principal announced my name as the best student of the class.
It’s good to be here:
Meaning: Used in a context when a guest wants to say that he is happy being at a host’s place.
Example Sentence: It’s good to be here Mr. Sam! Thank you so much for inviting us.
be just good friends:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone tries to convince that they are not in romantic relationships and are just friends.
Example Sentence: Oh come on, she is not my girlfriend, we are just good friends.
be as sound as a dollar:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is stable and reliable.
Example Sentence: Samira’s new business concept is as sound as a dollar that many investors came forward to invest in the business.
Strike a bargain:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone successfully finalizes a deal or agreement often in a favorable exchange for something.
Example Sentence: The politician struck a bargain with the local people, promising to provide free electricity, water, and transportation in exchange for the votes.
A feast for the eyes:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is visually pleasing and attractive.
Example Sentence: All our friends enjoyed watching the Lion king. It was truly a feast for the eyes.
Scratch someone’s back:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone’s trying to be generous, helpful often with an intention to gain the favor in the future.
Example Sentence: Sam has been scratching his manager’s back with an intention to get a promotion soon.
Come out on top:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone accomplishes something in an advantageous position.
Example Sentence: Saira has been studying hard for months because she wants to come out on top in her batch.
I’m all ears:
Meaning: Used in a context to say that you are excited and eager to listen to someone.
Example Sentence: Tell me something about your vacations. I’m all ears.
Put (one’s) mind at ease:
Meaning: Used in a context when one reduces or removes one’s anxiety, fear etc.
Example Sentence: After a long time a hike in the salary had put Sameera’s mind at ease
As nice as ninepence:
Meaning: Used to describe someone or something as neat, tidy and well organized and nice.
Example Sentence: Customers prefer visiting places that are as nice as ninepence.
Bow and Scrape:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who is excessively polite or servile.
Example Sentence: Ameesha greets her manager every day with much bowing and scraping.
Meaning: Used in a context to refer someone who is good at mathematical numbers and calculations.
Example Sentence: Samaira is a number cruncher who perfectly understands the organization’s financial situation
As nice as pie:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person is friendly and affectionate.
Example Sentence: After the argument between Sandra and Sameera, Sameera tried to be as nice as pie.
As full as a tick:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone has eaten or drunk too much.
Example Sentence: Samira’s son ate biscuits and drank cool drinks until he was as full as a tick.
As common as muck:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who lacks knowledge or taste about worldly things; unsophisticated, low-class, navie, or simple.
Example Sentence: Emila discovered that all her clients were as common as muck and so she decided to stay with the basic collection in her boutique.
As cocky as the king of spades:
Meaning: Used to in a context to describe someone who is boastful and proud of his achievements.
Example Sentence: Sam could challenge anyone for an arm wrestle. He’s just as cocky as the king of spades.
Business before pleasure:
Meaning: Used to say that it is considered beneficial to complete one’s work before relaxing or enjoying oneself.
Example Sentence: I’d love to party with you but I’ve got a report to finish. My manager reminded me of business before pleasure.
Big fish in a small pond:
Meaning: Used to describe a person who has a highly ranked position in a small organization.
Example Sentence: Sam could get a job with a big company but he enjoys being a big fish in a small pond.
Stick to your guns:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone’s dedication or determination without changing their opinions or decisions.
Example Sentence: If you really want to succeed in life, you got to stick to your guns and work for it.
I’m terrible at names:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone wants to say that he is not good at remembering the names of others.
Example Sentence: I’m terrible at names. Could you please tell me your name again?
As thick as mince:
Meaning: Used to describe someone who is remarkably stupid, or idiotic.
Example Sentence: Blake’s new girlfriend is pretty and sweet, but she’s as thick as mince.
As clear as vodka:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something which is very clear, transparent and easily understandable.
Example Sentence: Everything our manager explained about the process is as clear as vodka.
Earn while you learn:
Meaning: Used to express the situation where one gets to opportunity to earn while learning or training.
Example Sentence: If you get an opportunity to become an apprenticeship, you should definitely accept it. You can earn while you learn.
A spring in one’s step:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person walks in a happy, energetic manner.
Example Sentence: Jessie has been walking with a spring in her step ever since she was announced as the best student of the class.
Meaning: Used to describe a person who is paid a low salary irrespective of a work/job.
Example Sentence: James has a very interesting and competitive job, but he’s paid peanuts.
Idioms and Phrases February Series February 1:
Meaning: Used to describe a job or position that is well-paid with fewer roles and responsibilities.
Example Sentence: Anisha is lucky to find herself a plum job in a highly competitive corporate.
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Other Suggested Readings: Word of the day February Series.
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- 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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