One of the main components of eloquent speech is the use of idioms and proverbs. They express a lot in just a few words, and sound cool too, right?
Read on learn some idioms that native English speakers use!
- STICK TO YOUR GUNS : To refuse to change your mind or compromise
Diana stuck to her guns and did not give up her hobby.
- STEP UP YOUR GAME: To start performing better
Tanya will win if you do not step up your game, Riya!
- CUT SOMEBODY SOME SLACK: To not to judge somebody severely
She has just joined office, cut her some slack, guys!
- HANG IN THERE: To be patient and wait
Hang in there buddy, I’m coming!
- BLEW ME AWAY: To be extremely impressed by something
The art exhibition blew me away, it was absolutely brilliant!
- BE TICKLED PINK: To be happy and excited
She was tickled pink by all the appreciation she got at the function.
- NO-BRAINER: An easy decision
It’s your birthday – we have to party! It’s a no-brainer.
- BY THE SKIN OF YOUR TEETH: To only just succeed/ nearly fail
I passed the driving test by the skin of my teeth.
- PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER: To calm down and behave normally
They are not fighting anymore, pull yourself together, will you?
- GET OUT OF HAND: To lose control of things
Things are getting out of hand, please do something as soon as you can!
Use these idioms and speak well!
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