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TOP-6 English Idioms You Should Know


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TOP-6 English Idioms You Should Know

Idioms are expressions, the meaning of which cannot be explained by the meaning of the words included in it. It is an important part of the spoken language of any language, and English is no exception. We have compiled a list of 6 common idioms.

1. A blessing in disguise is an analogue of "no silver lining". For example: I got fired and was really upset, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I got a huge severance package and finally started my own business. - Me fired and I am was very upset, but no thin without good . I was paid good compensation and I finally started my own business.

2. Speak of devil - an analogue of "light in sight". For example:

- I still haven't finished my report, boss is going to be really mad.

- Speak of the devil! Here he comes.

- I never finished the report, the boss will be very unhappy.

- There he goes, light in sight.

3. To have cold fit is an analogue of  "back down". For example: I am not sure about moving to LA, I'm having cold feet. - I'm not sure if I should move to Los Angeles.

4. To cut someone some slack - an analogue of "give indulgence". For example: Cut Jack some slack , he is doing his best. - Give Jack a break, he tries his best.

5. To go cold turkey - abruptly quit doing something. For example : Three years ago Mary went cold turkey on a smoking habit. - Three of the year back Mary threw smoke .

6. Hang in there - an analogue of "do not give up". For example :

- Sometimes I think I'll never meet anyone.

- Hang in there, someone will come your way.

- Sometimes it seems to me that I will never meet anyone.

- Do not give up, you will definitely meet someone.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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