Ppt idioms


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Ppt idioms

  1. 1. Final Project<br />IdiomaticExpresion<br />Teacher: <br />IvaniaMejias<br />Students: <br />Angie<br />Aracelly<br />Danielka<br />
  2. 2. IdiomaticExpression<br />Idioms are words, phrases, or expressions that cannot be taken literally. <br />In other words, when used in everyday language, they have a meaning other than the basic one you would find in the dictionary. <br />Every language has its own idioms. Learning them makes understanding and using a language a lot easier and more fun!<br />
  4. 4. Negotiation<br />Above board<br />If business negotiations are described as above board, they are open, honest and legal. <br /> "There are no secret negotiations. Our dealings have always been above board."<br />
  5. 5. Blood, sweat and tears <br />A project or action which involves blood, sweat and tears requires a lot of effort and hard work. <br />"His success wasn't due to luck; it was blood, sweat and tears all the way." <br />
  6. 6. Ambition-determination<br />At all costs <br />If you are determined to obtain or achieve something at all costs, you want it regardless of the expense, effort or sacrifice involved. <br />"The journalist was determined at all costs to get a report from the war zone." <br />
  7. 7. Anger – irritation<br />To be up in arms<br />If you are up in arms about something, you are very angry. <br />"The population was up in arms over the demolition of the old theatre." <br />
  8. 8. A bad hair day<br />Originating as a humorous comment about one's hair being unmanageable, this term has broadened to mean 'a day when everything seems to go wrong'. <br />"What's wrong with Jenny? Is she having a bad hair day?" <br />
  9. 9. Animals & birds<br />Ants in one's pants<br />People who have ants in their pants are very restless or excited about something. <br />"I wish he'd relax. He's got ants in his pants about something today!" <br />
  10. 10. Eager beaver: <br />The term eager beaver refers to a person who is hardworking and enthusiastic, sometimes considered overzealous. <br />"The new accountant works all the time - first to arrive and last to leave - a real eager beaver!" <br />
  11. 11. Relationship<br />Birds of a feather: <br />To say that two people are birds of a feather means that they are very similar in many ways. <br /> "Having come from the same background, the two associates were birds of a feather." <br />
  12. 12. Secret- indiscretion <br />Behind closed doors: <br />If something takes place behind closed doors, it is done privately, with no observers or intruders. <br />"The matter was discussed behind closed doors." <br />
  13. 13. FEAR- NERVOUS <br />Bundle of nerves<br />  <br />If you describe somebody as a bundle of nerves, you mean that they are very nervous, tense or worried.<br />  "My son is doing his driving test today. Needless to say he's a bundle of nerves!" <br />
  14. 14. Holdyourbreath<br />If someone is holding their breath, they are waiting excitedly or anxiously for something to happen.<br />  "I went for second interview today - now I'm holding my breath!"<br />
  15. 15. Have butterflies in your stomach <br />  If you have butterflies in your stomach, you are feeling very nervous.<br />  "At the beginning of an exam, I always have butterflies in my stomach.“<br />
  16. 16. SITUATIONS <br />Icing on the cake<br />  If something is referred to as icing on the cake, it is an extra benefit that makes a good situation even better.<br />  "Good news!  I get the job ... and the icing on the cake is that  I get a company car too."<br />
  17. 17. The honeymoon is over<br />To say that the honeymoon is over means that the initial period of  friendship and cooperation between people, groups or organizations has ended.<br />  "He was elected only six months ago but the honeymoon is already over<br />
  18. 18. Explore all avenues<br />If you explore all avenues, you try out every possibility in order to obtain a result or find a solution. <br />  "We can't say it's impossible until we've explored all  avenues."<br />
  19. 19. In one's element<br />When you are in your element, you are doing something that you do well and you are enjoying yourself. <br />  "My mother, who loves gardening, is in her element working at the garden centre”<br />