20/4/18 51 Popular English Idioms (Part 5)

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41. Freak Out
To become very angry, scared or excited
Example:
Mum, don’t freak out! I married a guy in Las Vegas.

42. Be a Catch
Be someone worth marrying/having
Example:
John is taking me out tonight. He’s such a catch, I hope he’ll propose.

43. Piece of Cake
When something is extremely easy to do
Example:
Do you think you could beat him in a race?
Yeah, piece of cake. I’m definitely a lot faster than him.

44. Hit the Nail in the Head
Used if something someone says, is precisely correct
Example:
My doctor hit the nail on the head. He knew exactly what was wrong with me!

45. Costs an Arm and a Leg
When something is very expensive
Example:
My son wants that mountain bike for his birthday, but it’ll cost an arm and a leg!

46. Hit the Books
To study very hard
Example:
Do you want to go for lunch somewhere nice?
No thanks, I’m going to hit the books. I have an exam coming up soon.

47. Bite Off more than you Can Chew
To take on something that is too much for you to handle.
Example:
He recently got promoted and took on some new responsibilities, but he’s just too busy. He bit off more than he could chew, and I don’t think he can handle it anymore.

48. When Pigs Fly
This means that something will never happen
Example:
Aren’t you going to buy that dream house you told me about?
Ugh, I will when pigs fly. It’s just so expensive, I don’t think it’ll happen.

49. Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
This means don’t make a decision based on a brief impression or outward appearance
Example:
I don’t like our new neighbours very much, they’re quite strange.
Hey, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Give them a chance, I think they’re just a bit quirky but really nice!

50. You Rock
You are great
Example:
Thanks for the tickets, Rob. You rock!

51. Miss the Boat
When someone has missed their opportunity to do something
Example:
Have you applied for that job yet?
No, I think I may have missed the boat. I should’ve done it last week.

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