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2015年2月24日(火)

【Idioms Part 2 】

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(Contributed by Crystal)
 
Without some direction as to how to incorporate them into a sentence, actually using the idiom in a sentence can become quite confusing. Here are a few more idioms with example sentences and scenarios provided for you:
Make a mountain out of a molehill – Make something that is not important into a big deal
Example: I burnt the toast and then my sister started yelling at me! She always makes a mountain out of a molehill.
 
Have a shot at – Have a chance
Example: My boss told me to apply for the new position that the company posted. He thinks I may have a shot at being hired for it.
 
Be in the same boat – Be in the same situation
Example: My best friend and I are unemployed, so we are in the same boat!
 
Be on the same page – Thinking alike/ have the same ideas
Example: My boyfriend and I want to go see the new movie that just came out; we’re on the same page.
 
Out of the blue – With no warning
Example: My best friend from high school gave me a surprise visit today; she just dropped by out of the blue!
Idioms Part III
 
A grey area – Something unclear
Example: I would never call in sick if I am not sick; but, for a lot of people that is a grey area.
 
Give someone the cold shoulder – Ignore someone
Example: I went to see my boyfriend today, but he wouldn’t even talk to me; he just gave me the cold shoulder!
 
I’m all ears – You have my undivided attention
Example: I am sorry you had a bad day at work; if you want to talk about it, I’m all ears.
 
See eye to eye – Agree
Example: My brother and I don’t get along very well; we just don’t see eye to eye on several different issues.
 
Call it a day – Time to quit
Example: It’s 5 o’clock and I am ready to leave work and call it a day!

 
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