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Idioms describing feelings

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Idioms decribing positive and negative feelings

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Idioms describing feelings

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

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