Idiom: Pedal to the metal Example: Our flight is in 1 hour and we can’t miss it! Let’s go! Put the pedal to the metal! Meaning: Pedal to the medalis used to talk about driving very, very fast. When the gas pedalreaches the floor (metal),the car is traveling
Idiom: Out with the old, in with the new – To change the old for the new. To leave old things or ideas behind and bring in new things or ideas. Example 1 Jerry: What are you doing? Malcom: I’m eating raw spinach with almonds for lunch.
Idiom: To start from scratch – To start something from the very beginning Context #1 Jen: I really admire Keisha. She has become a successful restaurant owner in just three years. Kat: I agree. And did you know that she started from scratch? There were no restaurants in that area
Idiom: at face value Example 1-Sales representatives will do anything to sell you their product. So, don’t take their word at face value. Example 2-Charlie is very smart; if he gives you legal advice, you should take it at face value. Meaning: “at face value” means the superficial
Idiom: “Get a kick out of something” Example #1: Chris: Hey Leo, are you watching the World Cup game today? Leo: I love watching the World Cup. I get a kick out of major tournaments. They’re always exciting. Chris: Yeah, me too. It’s nice to see
Idiom: “horsing around” Example: Mariela: Minami, you really should pay more attention in your Idioms class. I don’t think you pay attention in class, you are always horsing around. Minami:Horsing around? I don’t have a horse! I don’t even know how to ride a horse.
Idiom: Loose Cannon Meaning: A person who doesn’t think of their actions or their effects on those around them. Example: Michele: I can’t believe how Jason acted at the party. Christina: I heard he was such a loose cannon and hurt a lot of people’s
Idiom: to be on cloud nine Meaning: To be very content, happy, and in an excellent mood Example: Iain: Jennifer has been on cloud nine all day. Mary: I know! It’s because she got engaged last night. Iain: Ah!! That makes sense now. For more