Flashcards in +Idioms Deck (56):
Cost an arm and a leg
(bir) servete mal olmak
Last-minute flights don’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
On the horizon
Spring break is on the horizon.
Get the blues
In full swing
Tam faaliyet halinde, en yoğun döneminde
Spread the word
Haberi gelişmeyi yaymak, duymayan kalmasın
Başa baş gelmek
Take a dip
Dalış yapmak, suya dalıp çıkmak
Reap the benefit
Break a leg
A way to wish someone good luck
To live it up
To enjoy life
To kick the bucket
Shape up or ship out
When you tell someone if their behavior does not improve they will have to leave
To spill the beans
To tell a secret
It's raining cats and dogs
It's raining hard
To smell a rat
To think that something is wrong
To chicken out
Not doing an activity because of fear
To eat like a horse
To eat a lot
To break someone's heart
To cause soneone to feel sad
Burn the midnight oil
To work studiously late into the night
Up in the air
Sth has not been resolved, finished or answered yet. It usually refers to a plan or a decision that has not been decided or being uncertain.
I think I can do it quickly, but the exact schedule is still up in the air.
Hit the books
To study, especially with particular intensity
They go to the beach when they should be hitting the books and then they wonder why they get bad grades.
Hit the sack
To go to bed.
.. A soldier gets the tired feet and is eager to hit the sack.
Twist someone's arm
To persuade someone to do sth. If someone twisted your arm, it means that someone has done a great job of convincing you to do sth you might not have wanted to do.
They had to twist his arm, but they got him to join the project.
Stab someone in the back
To betray someone.
He was stabbed in the back by his friends.
To cease to be familiar with someone or something (e.g. some certain skill or talent). This also refers to the lost in the ability to communicate or have contact with others. To make it simple, if you lose your touch, you lose your ability or skills you once had when working with things/situations, or dealing/communicating with people.
It looks like you have lost your touch with the girls in the class.
To wait patiently or to remain quiet or relatively motionless. If sb tells you to sit tight, they would like you to wait and take no action until they say otherwise.
I will be back in a few minutes, so sit tight while I go find her.
To help out, to lend assistance, or to contribute
If we all pitch in, we can raise enough money for the renovation of the library.
Pull someone's leg
To tease someone, to lead someone on or to goad someone into overreacting. The term usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying. "To fool or trick someone"
I had't pulled Ms Jane's leg for any of that stuff, she had just handed it to me on a platter, and that wasn't my fault.
Face the music
To accept or confront the unpleasant consequences of one's action.
He failed the exam as he was so lazy. So he's going to have to face the music.
On the ball
To reference someone that is alert, active, or attentive. "On top of things"
If you say someone is on the ball, you mean that he/she understands the situation well.
If I had been more on the ball I would have asked when he called me.
Rule of thumb
A general guideline, rather than a strict rule. Thus "rule of thumb" is a common understanding which is based on experience or general knowledge.
The usual rule of thumb says that to calculate when an investment will double, divide 70 by the interest rate.
Ring a bell
To seem at least vaguely familiar.
His face rings a bell, I wonder if I know him from somewhere.
Under the weather
To reference someone that is somewhat ill or gloomy. So "feeling a bit under the weather" simply means feeling slightly ill.
I'm sorry, I feel a bit under the weather, I think I cannot join the party tonight.
Blow off steam
To rant (talk loudly and in a way that shows anger) or shout in order to relieve stress.
Don't take it personally when he shouts like that. He's just blowing off steam.
Behind closed doors
Done in secret
Begin to see the light
To begin to understand
Bet on the wrong horse
To misread the future
Bent on doing
To be determined to do something
Bite off more than one can chew
To do more than one's ability
Bite the bullet
To face a difficult situation bravely
Bitter pill to swallow
An unpleasant fact that must be accepted
Black sheep of the family
Blessing in disguise
Sth that seems unfortunate but turns out to be a positive
Blind leading the blind
Someone who doesn't understand sth but tries to explain it to other
Blow your own horn
To talk a lot about your achievements
Blow someone's mind
Take matters into own hands
Kendi göbeğini kendi kesmek
Bir sorunu kendi çözmek
Hang over someone's head
(Sınav vb) birini endişelendirmek
Fraught with danger
Take a toll
Durumunu kötüleştirmek, olumsuz anlamda etkilemek, büyük zarar vermek
Rein back on someone
Dodge a bullet
Tarnish one's good reputation