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domingo, 21 de abril de 2013

Idioms (4)

To be in the same boat.

This month’s idioms all involve transport. How many do you know?

idiom (n): an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made

To get on your bike.
To get moving or start doing something.
“You’d better get on your bike if you want to finish the project in time!”

To be in the same boat.
To be in the same situation (usually unpleasant) as other people.
“She's always complaining that she has too much work, but we're all in the same boat.”

To have a face like the back end of a bus.
To be really ugly.
"Quasimodo has a face like the back end of a bus, but he is really nice."

Drive someone up the wall.
To make someone extremely angry.
"My neighbours are driving me up the wall with their loud music."

Go off the rails.
To start behaving in a way that is not generally acceptable, especially dishonestly or illegally.
"Prince Harry has really gone of the rails recently."

To get the show on the road.
To begin an activity that has been planned.
"Let's get this show on the road."

Off the beaten track.
An unexplored area or a place where few people go.
"When I’m on holiday I like to get off the beaten track"

Train of thought.
The connections that link the various parts of an idea or argument together.
"I was trying to explain a maths principle, but I lost my train of thought and got confused."

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