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  • 1. Idioms describing people
  • 2. Positive and negative qualities
    • She's as hard as nails . (no sympathy for others)
    • 3. He's rather a cold fish (distant, unfriendly)
    • She has a heart of gold (very kind, generous)
    • 4. He's as good as gold (generous, helpful)
  • 5. Note also
    • He's such an awkward customer (difficult person to deal with)
    • 6. She's a pain in the neck. Nobody likes her (nuisance)
    • 7. He gets on everybody's nerves ( irritates everybody)
  • 8. People's “fast” and “slow” qualities
    • I was a bit slow off the mark; the job had been filled by the time I got the forms.
    • 9. Come on! Hurry up! You're such a slow-coach !
    • He's very quick off the mark; he always gets things before everybody else.
    • 10. You've asked him to marry you! You're a fast worker! You only met him three weeks ago!
  • 11. How people relate to the social norm
    • She's a bit of an odd-ball (very strange)
    • 12. He's really over the top (very exaggerated in behaviour)
    • 13. He's round the bend, if you ask me. (absolutely crazy / mad)
    • 14. My politics are very middle-of-the-road (very normal; no radical ideas)
  • 15. Who's who in the class? Idioms for “people” in the classroom Who's........ … ...the teacher's pet? … of the class? … ...a real know-all? … ...a bit of a big-head? … ...a lazy-bones?
  • 16. Do you know what “as cool as a cucumber” means? Watch the video and you'll find out Click here
  • 17. Over to you
      Try to complete these idioms
    • She does a lot of voluntary work; she has a heart.........
    • 18. Don't expect any sympathy from the boss; she's as hard as …..
    • 19. I'm sure Gerry will help you; he's as good........
    • 20. I was too late to get on that course; I was a bit slow....
    • 21. You won't find him very friendly; he's rather a cold …....
    • 22. Tell him to hurry up! He's such a ….................
  • 23. What do they call.......
    • an irritating person who knows everything?
    • 24. the person who is the teacher's favourite?
    • 25. someone who thinks they are the best and says so?
    • 26. the one who gets the best marks?
    • 27. a person who is very lazy?