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  • 1. IDIOMS
  • 2. What is an IDIOM?
    An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words.
    It has a meaning that is commonly understood by speakers of the language.
  • 3. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 61: My two cents worth.
    Meaning: My humble opinion.
    Idiom 62: Hang out.
    Meaning: Be together, spend time with each other.
    Idiom 63: Change of heart.
    Meaning: A changed opinion.
    Idiom 64: Get something off your chest.
    Meaning: Explain something that is bothering you.
    Idiom 65: Don't count your chickens before the egg has hatched.
    Meaning: Do not make plans for something that might happen.
  • 4. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 66: A chip on his shoulder.
    Meaning: He is angry about something.
    Idiom 67: Come full circle.
    Meaning: A process has been completed
    Idiom 68: Squeaky clean.
    Meaning: Legitimate and proper.
    Idiom 69: In the clear.
    Meaning: Out of trouble.
     
    Idiom 70: Steer clear of.
    Meaning: Avoid.
  • 5. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 71: Round the clock.
    Meaning: All day.
    Idiom 72: Turn the clock back.
    Meaning: Go back in time.
     
    Idiom 73: Like clockwork.
    Meaning: With mechanical efficiency.
     
    Idiom 74: Wake up and smell the coffee.                                          
    Meaning: Think more realistically.
    Idiom 75: The other side of the coin.                                                
    Meaning: Another version of a story or event.
  • 6. Some of the most common Idioms used, are:
    Idiom 76: Left out in the cold.                                                      
    Meaning: Left unaided or unprotected.
    Idiom 77: With flying colors.                                               
    Meaning: With enthusiasm and exuberance.
    Idiom 78: Scraped by.                                                                
    Meaning: Have just enough but not more.
    Idiom 79: A tough cookie.                                                            
    Meaning: A stubborn strong person.
    Idiom 80: Keep your cool.                                                          
    Meaning: Do not become upset.
  • 7. PRACTICE IDIOMS
    Exercises
  • 8. Practice IDIOMS!!
    Match these extra idioms with their definitions:
    5
    2
    7
    6
    1
    3
    4
    8
    4
    7
    1
    6
    8
    2
    3
    5
  • 9. Complete the sentence with the correct IDIOM:
    WE CHECKED ALL OF HER REFERENCES. SHE IS _3_____________________________.
    SHE IS NOT VERY NICE. I THINK WE SHOULD _5____________________________HER.
    THE SALMON HAS RETURNED TO THE PLACE WHERE IT ORIGINALLY HATCHED. ITS LIFE CYCLE HAS _2____________________________.
    I DON'T KNOW WHY HE IS SO UNHAPPY. HE SEEMS TO HAVE _1____________________________.
    HIS INNOCENCE HAS BEEN PROVEN. HE IS _4____________________________.
    Idiom 66: A chip on his shoulder.
    Idiom 67: Come full circle.
    Idiom 68: Squeaky clean.
    Idiom 69: In the clear.
    Idiom 70: Steer clear of.
  • 10. Match the IDIOM with the correct DEFINITION:
    IDIOM
    Idiom 71: Round the clock.
    Idiom 72: Turn the clock back.
     
    Idiom 73: Like clockwork.
     
    Idiom 74: Wake up and smell the coffee.                                          
    Idiom 75: The other side of the coin.  
    MEANING
    Think more realistically.
    Go back in time.
    All day.
    Another version of a story or event.
    With mechanical efficiency.
  • 11. Try to find the IDIOM meaning:
    If it's "safe and sound", it's ___.
a. not allowed
b. beautiful
c. not harmed

    If someone says "same here", they are ___.
a. agreeing
b. arguing
c. disagreeing

    To "screw up" is to ___.
a. do it perfectly
b. make a mess
c. go higher and higher
    If you are "sick and tired", you are ___.
a. exasperated
b. jealous
c. angry
    If you are "stuck up", you are ___.
a. snobbish
b. in trouble
c. problematical

    When it's "fair and square" it's ___.
a. unusual
b. confused
c. honest

    To "face the music" means ___.
a. accept your punishment
b. listen carefully
c. ask a lot of questions
    To "call it a day" means ___.
a. to quit
b. it becomes evening
c. to say good morning

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