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Idioms describing feelings

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Idioms decribing positive and negative feelings

Idioms decribing positive and negative feelings

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  • 1. EXPRESSING HAPPINESS AND SANDNESS WITH IDIOMS
  • 2. BE ON CLOUD NINE
    • Or…
    • BE OVER THE MOON
    • BE IN SEVENTH HEAVEN
  • 3. This means being extremely happy
    • Example: I can’t believe I was first in the race. I’m on cloud nine!
  • 4. JUMP FOR JOY
  • 5. This means being very happy and excited about something that has happened
    • Example: He jumped for joy when he knew he had won first prize
  • 6. BE FLOATING/ WALKING ON AIR
  • 7. This means being very happy about something good that has happened
    • Example: I’ve been walking on air since Chris asked me to marry him
  • 8. SOMETHING MAKES YOUR DAY
  • 9. This means that something makes you feel very happy
    • Example: It’s great to hear from you. It’s really made my day.
  • 10. BE DOWN IN THE DUMPS
  • 11. This means being unhappy
    • Example: Bill is down in the dumps because he’s failed his driving test again.
  • 12. JUST GRIN AND BEAR IT
  • 13. This means accepting a situation you don’t like because you can’t change it
    • Example: Don’t complain so much! You’d better grin and bear it, he will never change!
  • 14. BE A MISERY GUTS
  • 15. This refers to someone who complains all the time and is never happy
    • Example: I think he likes being a misery guts and so he complains about all our plans.
  • 16. BE/ FEEL ON EDGE
  • 17. This means feeling nervous, agitated or anxious
    • Example: She’s been on edge all day thinking about the results of the exam
  • 18. … How did you find these idioms?…
    • Are they a piece of cake… Or… heavy-going?
    • Come on! They are child’s play. I’m sure you’ll be able to learn them by heart!