16/4/18 51 Popular English Idioms (Part 1)

e-lesson-para-mailing-min

1. Crunch Time
The period of time just before a project has to be completed and everyone has to work hard
Example:
I’m not getting enough sleep these days. It’s crunch time at work.

2. Let your Freak Flag Fly
To let others see your uniqueness
Example:
My colleagues were surprised at the Christmas party- I let my freak flag fly and showed them a break dance routine.

3. Get Out of Hand
When you lose control of things, they get out of hand
Example:
The party got out of hand and the guests started to throw bottles at each other.

4. Get your Head Around It
To understand something
Example:
I just can’t get my head around the fact that Joe is leaving us.

5. Dig In your Heels | Stick to your Guns
To refuse to compromise or change your mind
Examples:
My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I dug in my heels and went on to become a famous writer.
My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I stuck to my guns and went on to become a famous writer.

6. Pound the Pavement
To walk the streets looking for a job
Example:
I’d been pounding the pavement for months before I found a job in a fast food restaurant.

7. Pull a Rabbit Out Of a Hat
To do something unexpected that may have seemed impossible
Example:
I thought we were going bankrupt, but my partner pulled a rabbit out of his hat and we landed a major contract.

8. Leave No Stone Unturned
To do everything you can to achieve your goal
Example:
I’ll leave no stone unturned until I find out who did this.

9. Get It Out of Your System
To do something you’ve wanted to do for a long time and don’t want to postpone any longer
Example:
I wasn’t sure how she was going to react, but I had to get it out of my system, so I told her I had found another woman.

10. Step Up your Game
To start performing better
Example:
If you want to win this competition, you’ll have to step up your game.

Source

banner-elessons-eng