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14 terms
ESL Idioms
It is raining cats and dogs.
I couldn't decide what to do, so my mo…
We weren't sure what time we would be…
I hate going to the dentist, but it is…
raining a lot
think more about something
just see what happens and go from there
do something that you really don't want to do.
It is raining cats and dogs.
raining a lot
I couldn't decide what to do, so my mo…
think more about something
29 terms
ESL Idioms
Give it a shot
Speak your mind
A piece of cake
Slipped my mind
Try
Say what you really feel
Very easy
I forgot
Give it a shot
Try
Speak your mind
Say what you really feel
12 terms
ESL Idioms
on the right track
on the same page
warm-up
like clockwork
thinking almost correctly or doing something that will lead t…
in agreement, thinking the same way
an activity done at the beginning of class to get students re…
happening regularly or consistently, predictable
on the right track
thinking almost correctly or doing something that will lead t…
on the same page
in agreement, thinking the same way
21 terms
ESL Idioms
It's raining cats and dogs.
To see a man about a dog.
Happy as Larry.
She is over the moon.
It's raining a lot.
To undertake private business.
Very happy.
Very happy.
It's raining cats and dogs.
It's raining a lot.
To see a man about a dog.
To undertake private business.
15 terms
ESL idiom
play it by ear
a rain ticket
up tight
off the hook
do things as they happen
a free ticket to something
nervous,tense,annoyed
get out of an awkward situation not to be held responsible, o…
play it by ear
do things as they happen
a rain ticket
a free ticket to something
10 terms
ESL Idioms
It is raining cats and dogs.
To pass a test with flying colors.
Something costs an arm and a leg.
You are barking up the wrong tree.
It is raining a lot.
To be very good in a test.
Something is very expensive.
You are accusing the wrong person.
It is raining cats and dogs.
It is raining a lot.
To pass a test with flying colors.
To be very good in a test.
10 terms
ESL Idioms
(To) Hit the books
(To) Hit the sack
(To) Twist someone's arm
(To be) Up in the air
to study
to go to sleep
to convince someone to do something
uncertain, unsure; usually about plans
(To) Hit the books
to study
(To) Hit the sack
to go to sleep
13 terms
ESL Idioms
It is raining cats and dogs.
To pass a test with flying colors.
Something costs an arm and a leg.
You are barking up the wrong tree.
It is raining a lot.
To be very good in a test.
Something is very expensive.
You are accusing the wrong person.
It is raining cats and dogs.
It is raining a lot.
To pass a test with flying colors.
To be very good in a test.
47 terms
ESL idioms
exhausted
peel
put off
grocery
1. extremely tired ... 2. having or containing no more of a part…
1.to remove the skin from fruit or vegetables... 2.if skin, pape…
1.to delay doing something or to arrange to do something at a…
1. groceries [plural] food and other goods that are sold by a…
exhausted
1. extremely tired ... 2. having or containing no more of a part…
peel
1.to remove the skin from fruit or vegetables... 2.if skin, pape…
23 terms
ESL Idioms
on the right track
on the same page
like clockwork
raise the bar
thinking almost correctly or doing something that will lead t…
in agreement, thinking the same way
happening regularly or consistently, predictable
set a higher standard or make something more challenging
on the right track
thinking almost correctly or doing something that will lead t…
on the same page
in agreement, thinking the same way
13 terms
Idioms for ESL
scaredy cat
it's raining cats and dogs
a little birdie told me
she had a cow
a person afraid of something
it's raining heavily
a secret person told me
got very upset
scaredy cat
a person afraid of something
it's raining cats and dogs
it's raining heavily
45 terms
ESL Idioms
Let the cat out of the bag
Don't back down
Hear it from the horse's mouth
Taste of your own medicine
to reveal a secret or truth
to not lessen or drop an earlier rigid position on something;…
you hear it from the person who has direct personal knowledge…
to be mistreated as you mistreated someone else
Let the cat out of the bag
to reveal a secret or truth
Don't back down
to not lessen or drop an earlier rigid position on something;…
26 terms
ESL idioms
Ripe old age
At the drop of a hat
blank slate
to wipe off the map
高齡
即刻
新的開始
完全消除
Ripe old age
高齡
At the drop of a hat
即刻
15 terms
ESL Idioms
Lend a hand
Give (one) a hand
Give (one) a big hand
Lift a finger
To help
(1) To help; (2) To applaud
To applaud
To help someone, but not much. Used when (1) declining help (…
Lend a hand
To help
Give (one) a hand
(1) To help; (2) To applaud
20 terms
ESL idioms
Copy cat
My car is lemon
Cool as a cucumber
Written all over your face
Used to describe someone who copies another person's work
Means year car doesn't work very well
Very calm and composed and untroubled by stress
Everyone can tell how you ate feeling by looking at your face
Copy cat
Used to describe someone who copies another person's work
My car is lemon
Means year car doesn't work very well
24 terms
IDIOMS : English Idioms for ESL
as easy as pie
be sick and tired of
bend over backwards
bite off than one can chew
"very easy" (same as "a piece of cake") .
"I hate" (also "can't stand") .
"try very hard" (maybe too much!) .
"take responsibility for than one can manage" .
as easy as pie
"very easy" (same as "a piece of cake") .
be sick and tired of
"I hate" (also "can't stand") .
38 terms
ESL- useful English Idioms
a hot potato
an arm and a leg
at the drop of a hat
back to the drawing board
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
very expensive
instantly, without hesitation
start all over again
a hot potato
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
an arm and a leg
very expensive
10 terms
English Idioms - ESL
Living in a fantasy. It means the pers…
Extremely frightened, anxious or scared
Wait a moment. Used to ​tell someone t…
Weakened or tired after trying many ti…
Head in the clouds
Heart in your mouth
Hold your horses
Until you are blue in the face
Living in a fantasy. It means the pers…
Head in the clouds
Extremely frightened, anxious or scared
Heart in your mouth
18 terms
ESL 3: Idioms
act of God
ad nauseum
ad hoc
albatross around one's neck
an event beyond human control
to go one endlessly
a phrase describing something created especially for a partic…
an annoying burden
act of God
an event beyond human control
ad nauseum
to go one endlessly
12 terms
ESL 033: Idioms
tearjerkers
rough it
out-of-the-way
is eliminated, removed
stories that are sad and make people cry
live in a simple, uncomfortable way
far away and difficult to reach
kicked out
tearjerkers
stories that are sad and make people cry
rough it
live in a simple, uncomfortable way
12 terms
ESL Idiom Review
Sweet tooth
Night owl
The ball is in your court
a home away from home
A person who likes to eat sweets
A person who stays up late into the night
it is up to you to make the next move
a place where one is as happy, relaxed, or comfortable as in…
Sweet tooth
A person who likes to eat sweets
Night owl
A person who stays up late into the night
24 terms
ESL 2 - 2nd Quarter Idioms
Be ticked off at someone or about some…
Be wired
Chill out
Dis someone
(be really upset)
(to be hyperactive perhaps from too much sugar or caffeine)
(to cool down in temperature, emotion, etc.)
(to show disrespect to someone)
Be ticked off at someone or about some…
(be really upset)
Be wired
(to be hyperactive perhaps from too much sugar or caffeine)
15 terms
ESL Idioms 3
fit to be tied
keep on your toes
out of whack
pull yourself together
very angry or upset
stay alert; be ready
broken; not working correctly
calm down
fit to be tied
very angry or upset
keep on your toes
stay alert; be ready
32 terms
English idioms 1 ESL
to let up
let up
let up
lets up for a moment
Meaning: to slacken, to lessen in intensity. A reduction in s…
there is no sign yet of a _ in the recession.
if the rain does not _ soon, we won't be able to have our pic…
when Jane is working, she never _ for a moment
to let up
Meaning: to slacken, to lessen in intensity. A reduction in s…
let up
there is no sign yet of a _ in the recession.
70 terms
ESL 2 Idioms
Ace (verb)
all right (3x)
antsy
as easy as pie
To do very well
okay/ to agree
impatient/ unable to keep still
very easy
Ace (verb)
To do very well
all right (3x)
okay/ to agree
13 terms
THE IDIOM ESL 960
keep up with the Joneses
take it easy
take your breath away
top-of-the-line
try to be as rich, successfull, etc as your neighbours
relax
to be extremely beautiful or surprising
The best quality
keep up with the Joneses
try to be as rich, successfull, etc as your neighbours
take it easy
relax
10 terms
ESL Music Idioms
a jam session
blow your own horn | blow your own tru…
change your tune
face the music
If musicians play in a jam session, they play whatever they f…
If you blow your own horn, or blow your own trumpet, you prou…
If you change your tune, you change your opinion about someth…
If someone has to face the music, they have to accept the con…
a jam session
If musicians play in a jam session, they play whatever they f…
blow your own horn | blow your own tru…
If you blow your own horn, or blow your own trumpet, you prou…
49 terms
ESL writing idiom final
Open A Can Of Worms
Blow It
In Over One's Head
Cut Corners
to create a whole new set of problems to deal with
to make a big mistake; to ruin one's chances; to waste one's…
involved in something that is too difficult, complicated, or…
to compromise on quality; to do something poorly or incomplet…
Open A Can Of Worms
to create a whole new set of problems to deal with
Blow It
to make a big mistake; to ruin one's chances; to waste one's…
14 terms
ESL Language of Love Idioms
double date
blind date
to go Dutch
to break up
a date where two couples go out together
a date arranged by a third party for two people who have not…
a date where each person pays his or her own way
to end a relationship
double date
a date where two couples go out together
blind date
a date arranged by a third party for two people who have not…
47 terms
ESL Vocab. & idioms
Bribe (n/v)
Blemish (n)
Condition (n)
Efficient (adj.)
To offer something good for something.
An imperfection(skin,reputation).
A requirement for something to happen.
To get the good/ The best result.
Bribe (n/v)
To offer something good for something.
Blemish (n)
An imperfection(skin,reputation).
107 terms
ESL idioms advanced
SEGMENT
CONSONANT
SYLLABLE
PREFIX
vi.to cut up, divide up... proportion, part, portion,percent
a speech sound that is not a vowel
A unit of speech heard as a single sound; one "beat" of a wor…
an affix that added in front of the word
SEGMENT
vi.to cut up, divide up... proportion, part, portion,percent
CONSONANT
a speech sound that is not a vowel
107 terms
ESL Idioms to know
Cut to the Chase
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Cup Of Joe
Cry Wolf
Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the poi…
Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
A cup of coffee.
Intentionally raise a false alarm.
Cut to the Chase
Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the poi…
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Being Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
38 terms
ESL- useful English Idioms
a hot potato
an arm and a leg
at the drop of a hat
back to the drawing board
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
very expensive
instantly, without hesitation
start all over again
a hot potato
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
an arm and a leg
very expensive
38 terms
ESL- useful English Idioms
a hot potato
an arm and a leg
at the drop of a hat
back to the drawing board
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
very expensive
instantly, without hesitation
start all over again
a hot potato
a topic which is controversial or a topic which many people a…
an arm and a leg
very expensive
45 terms
ESL idioms 2
Relevant
Portfolio
Discipline
Awesome
related, connected
a collection of work representing your progress and skill
controlled behavior
very impressive
Relevant
related, connected
Portfolio
a collection of work representing your progress and skill
51 terms
ESL Idioms Aragon
to be choosy
to have a sec
a blockbuster
a winner
to be picky, to not like many things
to have some free time
a popular movie that made a lot of money
a good choice
to be choosy
to be picky, to not like many things
to have a sec
to have some free time
26 terms
ESL 2 - 1st Quarter Idioms
A far cry from
Be a snap
Be bummed out
Be clueless
(very different from)
(be extremely easy)
(to be disappointed)
(to be confused about or ignorant of something)
A far cry from
(very different from)
Be a snap
(be extremely easy)
8 terms
ESL Weather Idioms
Make up
To be in fog
To be misty-eyed
To be in hot water
To say sorry
To be unaware, unknowing.
To have tears in your eyes; make you cry.
To be in trouble.
Make up
To say sorry
To be in fog
To be unaware, unknowing.
9 terms
ESL 3: Chapter 6 Idioms
bend over backwards
from the ground up
from the top down
let your hair down
exert (give) a great amount of effort
controlled or directed from the lower levels
controlled or directed from the highest levels
o relax and enjoy yourself without worrying what other people…
bend over backwards
exert (give) a great amount of effort
from the ground up
controlled or directed from the lower levels
20 terms
ESL Animal Idioms
to let the cat out of the bag
to clam up
to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
bug off
to tell a secret
stop talking
feel lively
stop annoying
to let the cat out of the bag
to tell a secret
to clam up
stop talking
28 terms
ESL 1/Support 1st Quarter Idioms
As a rule
Be beside yourself
Be up front about or with
Bend over backwards
(usually, generally)
(be very upset about something)
(be honest, tell the truth)
(try very hard to please someone)
As a rule
(usually, generally)
Be beside yourself
(be very upset about something)
18 terms
ESL II Idioms (List 1)
To have your nose in (my/someone's) bu…
To sit on the fence
At the drop of a hat
A taste of your own medicine
to care about other people's private information (business) i…
when a person does not want to make a decision; to be stuck b…
right away or without good reason.
(to get revenge by) treating a person the way they treat othe…
To have your nose in (my/someone's) bu…
to care about other people's private information (business) i…
To sit on the fence
when a person does not want to make a decision; to be stuck b…
23 terms
ESL 1/Support - 2nd Quarter Idioms
Beyond the shadow of a doubt
Come through something
Come upon
Do away with something
surely, certainly, definitely
live through, endure, survive
find or locate by accident, unplanned
get rid of, put an end to, stop something
Beyond the shadow of a doubt
surely, certainly, definitely
Come through something
live through, endure, survive
29 terms
ESL 1/Support - 4th Quarter Idioms
A close call
A pain in the neck
Be a mind reader
Be dying to do something
a narrow escape from danger
someone or something that's annoying or bothersome
be someone who knows what others are thinking
want to do something very much
A close call
a narrow escape from danger
A pain in the neck
someone or something that's annoying or bothersome
29 terms
ESL 1/Support - 3rd Quarter Idioms
Be at hand
Be better off
Be on the safe side
Be tongue tied
to be near, close by
be happier and in a more favorable situation
to not take chances, to be careful
be so nervous that you're unable to speak
Be at hand
to be near, close by
Be better off
be happier and in a more favorable situation
39 terms
ESL Idioms B2: Argumentation
A moot point
A running battle
All hell broke loose
Argue the toss
A subject which gives rise to argument or debate is called a…
If two people or groups have a running battle with each other…
To say that all hell broke loose means that there was a sudde…
If you argue the toss, you dispute a decision or choice which…
A moot point
A subject which gives rise to argument or debate is called a…
A running battle
If two people or groups have a running battle with each other…
24 terms
ESL 2 - 2nd Quarter Idioms
Be ticked off at someone or about some…
Be wired
Chill out
Dis someone
(be really upset)
(to be hyperactive perhaps from too much sugar or caffeine)
(to cool down in temperature, emotion, etc.)
(to show disrespect to someone)
Be ticked off at someone or about some…
(be really upset)
Be wired
(to be hyperactive perhaps from too much sugar or caffeine)
10 terms
IDIOMS (A-B) For the ESL Speaker
ACE IN THE HOLE
ACROSS THE BOARD
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
BOILING POINT
a hidden but effective means of winning a ... conflict
equally for everyone, for everything, or in all ... cases
the things that people do (actions) are more ... important than…
the point at which one loses one's temper
ACE IN THE HOLE
a hidden but effective means of winning a ... conflict
ACROSS THE BOARD
equally for everyone, for everything, or in all ... cases
10 terms
esl 301 set 4 idioms
crazy about something/someone
mope around
hear through the grapevine
turn on the charm
love something/someone
move around in a sad manner
hear gossip; hear a rumor
become charming
crazy about something/someone
love something/someone
mope around
move around in a sad manner
10 terms
esl 304 set 6 idioms
out of this world
finish with a bang
bored stiff
fllirt with someone
amazing, fantastic
end something in a dramatic way
very bored
show attraction to someone
out of this world
amazing, fantastic
finish with a bang
end something in a dramatic way
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