(Answers from last time: 1-j; 2-g; 3-f; 4-a; 5-i; 6-h; 7-d; 8-c; 9-e; 10-b)
So far we’ve been discussing about idioms related to different topics, such as vegetables, weather, colours etc. But there are many other interesting expressions that don’t fall into a certain category. This time I came up with a list of such phrases.
We all know that it is not useful feeling sorry or complaining about something that happened in the past, so don’t cry over spilt milk.
When you’re following the wrong course or accusing the wrong people you are barking up the wrong tree.
There’s a funny idiom that you can use to describe someone who is not very smart or who is too preoccupied to react properly: ‘He has no idea how to do it – the lights are on but nobody’s home!’
There are situations when people are very quiet and you want to know what they’re thinking. In this case, you can use the idiom a penny for your thoughts. (e.g. ‘A penny for your thoughts.’ ‘Sorry, I was thinking about how to tell her that I have a new job.’)
Making up your mind is so difficult right? Even if there are some difficult and important decisions that you have to reach, don’t sit on the fence, meaning don’t delay picking an alternative.
Probably decisions are more difficult to make when there are people involved. We should trust the people around us, but don’t forget: a leopard can’t/ doesn’t change his spots, so you can’t change who you are. This is used to suggest that a person’s character will remain the same, especially if it’s bad.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and found it useful!
Cecilia Stănia – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză
Cecilia Stănia este absolventă a Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine Dimitrie Cantemir, specializarea Studii Limba şi literatura Engleză– Limba şi Literatura Germană, promoţia 2010.
Cecilia a fost mereu interesată să-şi îmbunătăţească cunoştinţele de limba engleză, de aceea ea a urmat modulul Psihopedagogic Nivelul I.
În calitate de trainer A_BEST, Cecilia predă engleza – limbaj general şi business – în mediul corporate.