Conversation with idiomatic Phrases


Conversación con frases idiomáticas


En esta sección voy a revisar los ejercicios de conversación con Denise en los que practicamos algunas frases idiomáticas.

1. Moving House.

All hands to the deck.
To know how to go on.
To pay through the nose.
To run around like a headless chicken.


2. Buying a Car / a House.

To sleep on it.
To stick with what you know.
Thrown in for good luck.
A ball park figure.


3. Arguing with Someone.

To try to get your point across.
To hit your head against a brick wall.
To keep your hair on.
To know which side your bread is buttered on.


4. Illness.

Clinging on to life.
To go downhill.
Your number is up.
Only time will tell.


5. Learning Something New.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
To get in on the ground.
To hit the ground running.
To make a go of it.


6. Growing Up. – You / A Son / A Daughter etc..

To be knee-high to a grasshopper.
To come on leaps and bounds.
The cat has got your tongue.
Two peas in a pod.


7. Family Life.

Blood is thicker than water.
A lot on your plate.
You can’t get a word in edgeways.
To cut the air with a knife.


8. A New Invention.

Best thing since sliced bread.
To get stuck into something.
To give it a go.
Once bitten twice shy.


9. Promotion.

To climb the ladder.
You don’t have a leg to stand on.
To have the edge on someone.
To be right up your street.


10. Friendship.

To hit it off with someone.
To get on with someone.
To see you all right.
To want a hand / to give you a hand.


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