VOCABULARY,       IDIOMS &       EXPRESSIONS       (VIE)TECHNOLOGY
Silver Surferan elderly person who uses the internetA silver surfer may even spend more time onFacebook than his grandchil...
Cog In The Machinesaid about one part of a large system ororganisationThe secret societies were an important cog in themac...
Light Years Aheada long way in front of other people in terms ofdevelopment, success etcAlbert Einstein was light years ah...
Cutting Edgeat the forefront of progress in its areaApple is at the cutting edge of technology when itcomes to tablet comp...
Well-oiled machinesomething that functions very wellThe Singapore Government is a well-oiledmachine when it comes to bring...
Bells and Whistlesattractive features that things have, though often abit unnecessaryCars are normally loaded with bells a...
All-Singing, All-Dancingvery modern and technically advancedThe latest model of computers all come with the newall-singing...
Push The Envelopeto move beyond the limit of what has usually beendoneTV shows are really likes to push the envelope bysho...
Acid Testa test whose findings are beyond doubt or disputeThe upcoming General Elections will be an acidtest on the capabi...
Garbage In, Garbage Out.something produced from materials of low qualitywill also be of low qualityThe meals are pretty po...
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  1. 1. VOCABULARY, IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS (VIE)TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Silver Surferan elderly person who uses the internetA silver surfer may even spend more time onFacebook than his grandchildren.On the Same Wavelength thinking in the same pattern or in agreement They have done a good job in the project becausethey were on the same wavelength.
  3. 3. Cog In The Machinesaid about one part of a large system ororganisationThe secret societies were an important cog in themachine of organised crime in the early nineties.Blow a Fusebecome uncontrollably angryJim will blow a fuse when he finds out that his sondid not do well for the National Examinations.
  4. 4. Light Years Aheada long way in front of other people in terms ofdevelopment, success etcAlbert Einstein was light years ahead of his fellowscientists and was able to solve many of mankind’smysteries with his experiments.Bright As A Buttonintelligent; quick-mindedYou cannot fool Jane. She may be only six years oldbut shes bright as a button.
  5. 5. Cutting Edgeat the forefront of progress in its areaApple is at the cutting edge of technology when itcomes to tablet computers.Button (up) Ones Lipto stop talkingPlease, button up your lip and keep the newssecret till tomorrow.
  6. 6. Well-oiled machinesomething that functions very wellThe Singapore Government is a well-oiledmachine when it comes to bringing up the economyfor its people.Have something down to a sciencesaid when you are able to manage doing somethingvery wellThey have the management of the concert down toa science, thus it ran smoothly.
  7. 7. Bells and Whistlesattractive features that things have, though often abit unnecessaryCars are normally loaded with bells and whistlesbut most people will not need them.Push The Panic Buttonto panic suddenlyWe may have lost the last three games but we willnot push the panic button yet.
  8. 8. All-Singing, All-Dancingvery modern and technically advancedThe latest model of computers all come with the newall-singing, all-dancing software.Reinvent The Wheelto waste ones time doing something that hasalready been done satisfactorilyJust use our guide book to and do not try toreinvent the wheel please.
  9. 9. Push The Envelopeto move beyond the limit of what has usually beendoneTV shows are really likes to push the envelope byshowing so much sex and violence.Rocket Sciencean activity requiring considerable intelligence andabilityIt is not exactly rocket science when I asked Billy toput up the poster which he failed to do.
  10. 10. Acid Testa test whose findings are beyond doubt or disputeThe upcoming General Elections will be an acidtest on the capabilities of the Government. RocketScienceFiring on All Cylindersworking at full strengthThe team was firing on all cylinders under the newcoach thus able to win the championship last year.
  11. 11. Garbage In, Garbage Out.something produced from materials of low qualitywill also be of low qualityThe meals are pretty poor but then they never usefresh ingredients - garbage in, garbage out.Get Your Wires Crossedmisunderstand each otherAndy and Alex ended up getting their wirescrossed and were confused as to who wassupposed to complete the task.

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