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Idioms! - Part 2

Idioms! - Part 2

Date: Jun 11 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Michellita


Hello folks! Here are some more Idioms that you asked me... I'm gonna write ten, and then I can create another lesson with other ten, ok? I hope it's not confusing, because I really want to help you with this!

 ENJOY! Laughing


1) A BED OF ROSES - an easy life

e.g: "Do you think my life is a bed of roses?", Rachel asked her friends when they jokinly suggested she had an easy life.

2) A DROP IN THE BUCKET - a very small amount compared to what we really needed

e.g: If you count all the rich people in the world they are just a drop in the bucket in comparison to the world's population. 

3) A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES - someone or something that you are pleased to see

e.g: Check out that girl. She sure is a sight for sore eyes.

4) ALIVE AND KICKING - full of energy; active

e.g: Mr. Henderson is alive and kicking even though he's already ninety years old.

5) BE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES - to experience someone's life

e.g:  I wouldn't like to be in your shoes when Terry finds out you crashed his car!

6) BE THE APPLE OF SOMEONE'S EYE - to be someone's favorite

e.g: Everyone knows that Suzy is the apple of Mr. Clark's eye

7) TO BARK UP THE WRONG TREE - to have a wrong idea; to complain to the wrong person

e.g: "You're barking up the wrong tree", Tony tried to explain to his friends. "I had nothing to do with what happened."

8) BLOW ONE'S TOP - to become very angry; lose one's temper

e.g: When Helen saw the mess her kids had made, she blew her top and hold them to clean it up immediately. 

9) BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL - to stay up late working or studying

e.g: With final exams coming, I think I'll have to burn the midnight oil this week.

10) CATCH SOMEONE RED-HANDED - to catch someone doing something wrong

e.g: Phil didn't expect to be caught red-handed shoplifting in the department store.


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08:53 AM Mar 29 2016 |



thank u so much for your great help

08:38 AM Mar 29 2016 |

Majid Zarif

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Good job.very useful.

09:43 AM Feb 20 2012 |



plz read this ideom ! it is belong to our country.I hope you like

09:32 PM Aug 08 2011 |



If you have the means to kill death, and cause decline and transience to disappear from the world, and remove poverty and impotence from man, and close the door of the grave, then tell us and let us hear it! Otherwise, be silent! The Qur’an reads the universe in the vast mosque of creation. Let us listen to it. Let us be illuminated with that light. Let us act according to its guidance. And let us recite it constantly. Yes, the Qur’an is the word. That is what they say of it. It is the Qur’an which is the truth and comes from the Truth and says the truth and shows the truth and spreads luminous wisdom…”

09:31 PM Aug 08 2011 |


Viet Nam


01:19 PM Aug 08 2011 |




That was a great group of idioms , thanks a lot !!!


best wish  

09:54 PM Nov 29 2008 |

Super Girl


Thanks a lot !

They really help me .I'm pleased to learn new idioms and this is my first time to visit this part.Smile

08:36 AM Oct 08 2008 |



You're a commendable teacher. Your lessons are logical, easy for the mind to follow. I hope you'll contribute somemore.

10:56 PM Aug 19 2008 |

pink angel

pink angel

Saudi Arabia


really nice i domis i did not know about them before but they are easily to learn


my favorite ones are he will go banana – he is a black sheep – it is a hot air



these are f avorite and i always say them

12:36 PM Jul 30 2008 |





11:20 AM May 04 2008 |




Here are some other IDIOM EXPRESSIONS that I know. Hoping to help you more. ^^
ahead of the pack
- to be more successful than other people who are doing the same thing as you (a pack is a group of animals like dogs or wolves who live together)
>>The girl studied hard all summer and was ahead of the pack when she returned to school in the autumn.
almighty dollar
- money when it is viewed as more important than anything than anything else
>>The men spent most of his life chasing for the almighty dollar
bet one’s bottom dollar
- to bet all that one has on sometjing because you are that you will win
>> I would bet my bottom dollar that the accounting manager will be late again today.
alley cat
- a stray cat
>>I began to feed the alley cat and now it comes to my house every day.
as awkward as a cow on roller skates
- very awkward
>> The little girl was as awkward as a cow on roller skates when she first began riding her bicycle.
as blind as a bat
- blind
>>The man is as blind as a bat and cannot see more than a small distance ahead.
as busy as a beaver
- very busy
>>I have been as busy as a beaver all morning trying to finish my work.
as clean as a hound’s tooth
- very clean
>>The classroom was as clean as a hound’s tooth when the students finished cleaning it.
eat one’s heart out
- to suffer from excessive longing or envy
>>”You can eat your heart out but I will not give you a piece of this chocolate cake”
have a big heart
- to be very kind/generous/ helpful
>>The man has a big heart and he will always try to help other people.
count noses
-count the number of people
>>The teacher stopped to count noses several times during the field trip.
draw a blank- get no response from someone when you ask them a question
>>The teacher drew when she asked about the boy’s plans for the weekend.

02:59 AM Mar 04 2008 |




 Well done, thanks.they r interesting and useful.

08:42 PM Mar 03 2008 |





08:04 PM Mar 03 2008 |




thank you…................

08:01 PM Mar 03 2008 |




Thanks for your efforts!

10:41 AM Feb 14 2008 |

Hoki Doki

Hoki Doki


Thanks!!!!!!!!!! really i appreciate it it'a awesome and useful idiomsKissWink

02:43 PM Feb 11 2008 |


El Salvador

wow you must be a tescher or sth like taht well done

11:59 PM Jan 25 2008 |



thank you for teaching me a lot.continue

03:57 AM Jan 22 2008 |



thank you for teaching me a lot. continue

03:55 AM Jan 22 2008 |

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