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Idioms and Phrases March Series: March 31:
Grow by leaps and bounds:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone or something that is rapidly growing.
Example Sentence: Ever since Sam implemented innovative ways of customer payment services his business has been growing by leaps and bounds.
And that’s a wrap to March series, here’s the link to April series. Idioms and Phrases April Series: Learn a new idiom daily.
be bored witless:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone is extremely bored.
Example Sentence: All the students were bored witless by the end of the new professor’s lecture.
Sell like hotcakes:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that quickly sold and in huge quantities.
Example Sentence: The latest edition of the iPhone is selling like hotcakes.
At (one’s) leisure:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe one’s own comfort or convenience.
Example Sentence: I’m gonna read this book at my leisure. Right now I’m busy emailing to all the clients.
Use (one’s) noodle:
Meaning: Used in a context to asking someone to use one’s own intellectually ability, intelligence or knowledge.
Example Sentence: Come on, Allen, you can definitely solve this puzzle. Use your noodle for a change!
On a silver platter:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe that something has been given or delivered to someone easily without efforts.
Example Sentence: Samaira got the job without any interview since her father is a member of the board. She gets everything on a silver platter.
In fine/good fettle:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is physically and mentally fit.
Example Sentence: Sandra: ” I heard you had a fracture in your hand, so how are you feeling now?” Sam: “I am finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!”
Be as American as apple pie:
Meaning: Used to describe something or something that is typically American especially interests, culture, ideals, ideas, etc..
Example Sentence: Sports and Music are as American as apple pie.
Be a shining example:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something as an excellent or ideal example.
Example Sentence: Austin is a shining example of a successful entrepreneur. He has started his own company and invested in big companies.
Be as clean as a new pin:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is very neat, tidy and clean.
Example Sentence: Samaira’s new apartment is as clean as a new pin.
Be as happy as a clam at high tide:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who happy, content and joyous.
Example Sentence: Samaira will be as happy as a clam at high tide, once she gets approval for long leave from her manager.
Be all brothers/sisters under the skin:
Meaning: Used in a context when two or more people have common thoughts or feelings.
Example Sentence: Actors and politicians are brothers under the skin. They both need public attention.
Around Robin Hood’s barn:
Meaning: Used in a context on a long, indirect route.
Example Sentence: We had to go all around Robin Hood’s barn to get to the little town.
Meaning: Used in a context to conceal or hide something.
Example Sentence: The political coverup of the bribery scandal failed and was reported by all the major media.
play by (one’s) rules:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe adherence to rules imposed on something or someone.
Example Sentence: If you want to win the match, you have to play by their rules.
As easy as apple pie:
Meaning: Used to describe something that is extremely easy, simple.
Example Sentence: All the students in the class cleared the test because it was easy as apple pie.
Come up to expectations:
Meaning: Used in a context when someone or something is as good as predicted or expected; something that meets the standards.
Example Sentence: I’m so excited about the latest iPhone series. I hope it comes up to my expectations!
Come to the table:
Meaning: Used in a context when people meet in order to resolve a particular issue.
Example Sentence: Sam and Sameena have finally decided to come to the table to resolve their differences.
Ahead of the curve:
Meaning: Used to describe something which is better than the average.
Example Sentence: Samaira is way ahead of the curve with her gown designs.
As right as ninepence:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something that is neat, well-organized and clean.
Example Sentence: All the students of the college came together to organize the annual day without management’s intervention and yet the event was as right as ninepence.
As happy as a clam in butter sauce:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is happy, joyful or shows pleasure.
Example Sentence: As soon as Ben won the competition, he has been as happy as a clam in butter sauce.
A spring in one’s step:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is happy, excited and energetic especially while he walks.
Example Sentence: Evan’s been walking with a spring in his step ever since he was told that he is going to be promoted to a higher rank.
Nothing succeeds like success:
Meaning: Used in a context to say that success in one area of your life leads to success in other areas.
Example Sentence: After winning semi-finals with a great victory, the team won the final match. Nothing succeeds like success.
A tight ship
Meaning: A well managed and organized place, group, team or institution.
Example Sentence: Charles runs a tight ship in his organization. He wants everything in the organization to be planned and systematic.
Meaning: Used in a context to describe something is exceptionally good or nice.
Example Sentence: I had gelato at this place last week. It’s absolutely the bee’s knees!
Can’t teach an old dog old tricks:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone who is used to doing things in a certain way and finds it difficult to change their habits.
Example Sentence: It’s better not to gift a smartphone to your grandfather. You can’t teach an old dog old tricks.
Keep your options open:
Meaning: Used in a context when you want to postpone a decision so as to choose among several possible alternatives.
Example Sentence: Emma liked the business proposal, but she wants to keep the options open until she finds the best one.
As sharp as a tack:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe a person who is capable to think and learn quickly and with ease; An intelligent and sharp person.
Example Sentence: Bella understands everything easily. She is as sharp as a tack in the entire class.
be doing a land-office business:
Meaning: Used to describe a situation when something is being sold successfully and is a big success.
Example Sentence: Samira launched various kinds of bakery products in her bakery and she is absolutely doing a land-office business.
be back in business:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe an activity, task or a process that has begun after a temporary delay or Stoppage.
Example Sentence: After enjoying her honeymoon in Paris, Alia is back in business signing new business deals.
Idioms and Phrases March Series: March 1:
be at full strength:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe someone’s strength, capacity, and power in doing something.
Example Sentence: Sandra was at full strength in the competition to win the game.
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Other Suggested Readings: Word of the day March Series
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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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