19/4/18 51 Popular English Idioms (Part 4)

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31. Be Tickled Pink
To be excited and happy
Example:
She was tickled pink by all the compliments she’d received.

32. A Baker’s Dozen
Thirteen
Example:
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33. Comfort Food
Food that makes you feel better, because it reminds you of your childhood
Example:
After a tiring day, it’s so nice to make some comfort food and settle down with a good book.

34. Skeleton Crew
The minimum number of people needed to keep a service/office operating
Example:
Can you come back after the holidays? We’re operating with a skeleton crew at the moment.

35. Let the Chips Fall Where They May
To let something happen, no matter what happens next
Example:
I must tell John how I feel about him, let the chips fall where they may.

36. No-brainer
An easy decision
Example:
Do you think I should propose to Judy?
Come on, it’s a no-brainer. She’s such a fantastic woman!

37. A Stone’s Throw
Very near
Example:
The hotel was a stone’s throw from the beach. I loved it.

38. Hear on the Grapevine
To hear a rumour or unconfirmed story
Example:
I heard on the grapevine that Charlie and Sarah are dating at the moment.

39. Sit on the Fence
To stay neutral and not take sides
Example:
Well don’t you think I’m right, he’s been acting differently hasn’t he?
I’m sitting on the fence with this one, you’re both my good friends.

40. Take What Someone Says with a Pinch of Salt
Regard something as exaggerated, or only believe a part of something
Example:
Did you hear what Tina said happened in the office yesterday?
Oh, I would take anything she says with a pinch of salt.

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