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Idioms and Phrases September Series: September 12:
Compare apples to oranges:
Meaning: Used in a context to say that the comparison between two things is unfair and unlike.
Example Sentence: Comparing the life in India with the USA is like comparing apples to oranges.
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Shoot from the hip:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person speaks bluntly or rashly without thinking much about the consequences.
Example Sentence: Kaira has the habit of shooting from the hip. She should be careful before she says anything about someone.
Not know beans about something:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person knows nothing about something.
Example Sentence: Ask me anything, but don’t ask me about automobiles. I don’t know beans about engines and cars.
Meaning: Used to describe a person who is in a subservient position or has a second position in a company or organization
Example Sentence: Samaira looks after all the documentation of the CEO, she is the second banana of the organization.
To drink like a fish
Meaning: To describe a person who consumes a lot of alcohol.
Example Sentence: At any party that he goes, he drinks like a fish
Piece of cake:
Meaning: Used to describe a task or an activity that is simple and that can be easily done.
Example Sentence: I can easily draw a painting for you. It’s just a piece of cake for me.
Ahead of the curve:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe a person who is better than others.
Example Sentence: Alisha selected sameera for the promotion because she is ahead of the curve.
All bark and no bite:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person is full of talk and no action.
Example Sentence: He has been talking about his campaign for so long but he never worked on it. All bark and no bite.
At the drop of a hat:
Meaning: Used in a context when a person reacts instantly without any hesitation.
Example Sentence: Emma is always ready to go shopping at the drop of a hat.
Eat like a horse:
Meaning: Used in a context describe a person who eats a lot.
Example Sentence: Though he looks lean, he eats like a horse.
Eat like a bird:
Meaning: Used in a context to describe a person who eats very little.
Example Sentence: She eats like a bird because she is calorie conscious.
All the rage:
Meaning: Used in the context to describe something that is trendy or in fashion.
Example Sentence: The Internet is flooded with memes. They have become all the rage among social media.
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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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