Definitions of Metaphors
A heart of gold
A person that is sweet, kind,
generous and of good nature
Apple of (my) eye
• A person that you cherish above all of the
other people in your life
Birds of a feather flock together
• Being with/getting together with people who
do the same things that you do or act the
...
(Flogging) a dead horse
• Attempting to revive an interest which has
died out; engaging in fruitless effort
Fork in the road
• A deciding moment in life or history when a
major decision needs to be made
At a crossroad in life
- At...
A Gordian knot
• A problem that is extremely difficult to solve
It’s all Greek to (me)
• Something is not understandable
(Her) voice (is) music to (my) ears
• (I am) happy/pleased when I hear that
person’s voice
(His) head (is) spinning with ideas
• There are many ideas in (his) head
Hobson’s choice
• No real choice at all - the only options being to
either accept or refuse the offer that is given
to you...
It’s going to be clear skies from now
on
• life is going to be without hardships
It will be smooth sailing from now on
Left high and dry
• You are left helpless in the situation that you
are in
Show (him) the ropes
• Teach somebody who is new at (a job) to do
(the job)
The (assignment) (was) a breeze
• It (was) a very simple (assignment) to do
(Weather) a storm
• To (survive) hardships in (life)
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  1. 1. Definitions of Metaphors
  2. 2. A heart of gold A person that is sweet, kind, generous and of good nature
  3. 3. Apple of (my) eye • A person that you cherish above all of the other people in your life
  4. 4. Birds of a feather flock together • Being with/getting together with people who do the same things that you do or act the same way
  5. 5. (Flogging) a dead horse • Attempting to revive an interest which has died out; engaging in fruitless effort
  6. 6. Fork in the road • A deciding moment in life or history when a major decision needs to be made At a crossroad in life - At a point in your life where you have to make an important decision
  7. 7. A Gordian knot • A problem that is extremely difficult to solve
  8. 8. It’s all Greek to (me) • Something is not understandable
  9. 9. (Her) voice (is) music to (my) ears • (I am) happy/pleased when I hear that person’s voice
  10. 10. (His) head (is) spinning with ideas • There are many ideas in (his) head
  11. 11. Hobson’s choice • No real choice at all - the only options being to either accept or refuse the offer that is given to you. Take it or leave it.
  12. 12. It’s going to be clear skies from now on • life is going to be without hardships It will be smooth sailing from now on
  13. 13. Left high and dry • You are left helpless in the situation that you are in
  14. 14. Show (him) the ropes • Teach somebody who is new at (a job) to do (the job)
  15. 15. The (assignment) (was) a breeze • It (was) a very simple (assignment) to do
  16. 16. (Weather) a storm • To (survive) hardships in (life)

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