Idiomatic expressions

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Idiomatic expressions

  1. 1. IdiomaticExpressionsProfessor Jennifer Castillo Solís
  2. 2. • What are idiomatic expressions?
  3. 3. • Idiomatic expressions are used in communicating. Idiomatic expressions are useful when trying to convey a feeling or emotion. Some of them are funny and light hearted.
  4. 4. As white as a sheet• What does it mean?• Someone who is very white• Example:• Her legs are as white as a sheet.
  5. 5. He/she spilled the beans• What does that mean?• To tell a secret• Example:• Melissa spilled the beans and told our secret
  6. 6. Don´t have a cow• What does it mean?• Don´t get upset or angry• Example:• Don´t have a cow, it was just a joke.
  7. 7. …all ears• What does it mean?• To listen to someone• Example:• Talk to me, I´m all ears
  8. 8. Blind date• What does it mean?• To go on a date with someone you don´t know• Example:• Tonight is my blind date with Joe.
  9. 9. Black out• What does it mean?• To pass out• Example:• Call a doctor, she blacked out!!
  10. 10. Brown bag it• What does it mean?• To bring your own lunch to class/work• Example:• To save money, I brown bag it.
  11. 11. To have the blues• What does it mean?• To be sad or depressed• Example:• Sometimes I feel so blue.
  12. 12. Decked out in (something)• What it means?• To be dressed fancy• Example:• She´s decked out in a nice blouse
  13. 13. Have ants in your pants• What does it mean?• To be restless or nervous• Example:• Telma appears to have ants in her pants
  14. 14. Attracted to• What does it mean?To be physically attracted to someoneExample:I am attracted to him, he´s great!
  15. 15. Thank you!!• Questions or doubts please contact me at:• teacherjenn17@yahoo.com

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