Idiomatic expressions

1. To stay neutral and not take sides – sit on the fence

2. To walk the streets looking for a job – pound the pavement

3. Period of time just before a project has to be completed and everyone has to work hard – crunch time

4. To speak directly – shoot from the hip

5. To exaggerate or say things that aren’t true to make you seem better/ more knowledgeable than in reality – blow smoke

6. Being too ill to do regular activities – feeling under the weather

7. To do something you’ve wanted to do for a long time and don’t want to postpone any longer – get it out of your system

8. Either start performing better or leave – shape up or ship out

9. To calm down and behave normally – pull yourself together

10. To let others see your uniqueness – let your freak flag fly

11. To understand something – get your head around it

12. To end or fail suddenly and spectacularly – go down in flames

13. To call for help when you don’t require it – cry wolf

14. To let something happen, no matter what happens next – let the chips fall where they may

15. To continue to stay awake when feeling tired/exhausted – running on fumes

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s