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Travel idioms


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Can’t keep one’s eyes open, Left, right and center, To have jet lag, To get a second wind, I’m all ears, To scratch the surface

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Travel idioms

  1. 1. Travel Idioms Image shared under Public Domain
  2. 2. Can’t keep one’s eyes open Can’t stay awake because one is so sleepy and tired Image by Geralt shared under CC0 I need to finish this report even if I can’t keep my eyes open.
  3. 3. Left, right and center If something is happening left, right and center, it is happening in a lot of places or to a lot of people. Image shared under CC0 The music festival kept everyone entertained with all sorts of things happening left, right and center.
  4. 4. To have jet lag To have a temporary disruption of bodily rhythms caused by high-speed across several time zones Image by Joi Ito shared under CC-BY After having two meetings and checking some materials right after I landed in Jakarta, jet lag started to catch up with me.
  5. 5. To get a second wind To have increased energy or strength after feeling tired or weak Image by Fbrandao.1963 shared under CC-BY-SA 2.0 We got our second wind after the city tour and decided to go on a romantic gondola ride before dinner.
  6. 6. I’m all ears To listen attentively Image by PPE shared under CC-BY-SA 2.0 I heard you and your boyfriend broke up after your trip to Hawaii. What happened? I’m all ears.
  7. 7. To scratch the surface To deal with only a small part of a topic or problem; to be at the beginning of a long task After I raised money for the plane tickets, I realized that I barely scratched the surface. I plan on staying in Japan for a month with no savings and no job waiting for me there. Image shared under CC0