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Tracie

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2020.01.17 13:44

Good morning!
좋은 아침!
おはようございます!
добрий ранок!

These pictures

are to show you some of the more common English Idioms (phrases that say one thing, but are not to be taken literally)

Hold your horses! = Someone is telling you to STOP! WAIT! You could be walking too fast, or rushing a job.

A piece of cake = This means something was easy. Your job might have been a piece of cake.

Blue in the face = Usually if someone is blue in the face, they are lacking oxygen, they can't breathe, or maybe they're very tired. This is said when something you are doing is more work than it is worth. You might say you tried to reason with your ex until you were blue in the face.

Head in the clouds = You daydream too much! Get your head out of the clouds! Your feet are on the ground, but your head is in the clouds.

A blessing in disguise = Something that didn't seem good at first turned out to be the best possible outcome.

Dodged a bullet = I say this often. Especially about bad dates, or a bad conversation when the other person has decided they don't like you - but you find out they were actually not a good person after all. You really dodged a bullet.

Devil's Advocate = this is when you argue in favor of an idea that you don't believe in, simply because you think that both sides need to be discussed.

These are just a few examples, many are used depending on your age or what part of the country you grew up in. Or even what country you are from - different English speaking countries have their own style of idiom.

And the English language is a living language, which means it is constantly evolving with new idioms and new slang.
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  • クマ先生 2020.01.17 13:45

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    Wow! Thank you for sharing these expressions!
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 13:46

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    @クマ先生 You’re welcome!
  • tapit 2020.01.17 13:48

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    icing on the cake
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 13:50

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    @tapit Oh! That’s a good one! You could say that your comment was the icing on the cake - you made it better 😊
  • Dennis 2020.01.17 14:07

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    Thank you for shareing good tips. If you interest in Korean language and culture, you can ask me anything.
  • Michael 2020.01.17 14:19

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    Дякую, дуже інформативно. It’s a cup of tea) I’m always on a cloud nine to learn something new.
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 14:20

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    @Dennis Thank you for your kind offer!
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 14:21

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    @Michael ah, cloud nine. You say this when you are very happy. So you could say instead: “Learning new things puts me on Cloud Nine!”
  • Michael 2020.01.17 14:24

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    @Tracie Thanks.
  • Max Dee 2020.01.17 14:34

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    Привiт, Трейсi! Дуже цiкаво! Дякую!
  • Anthony あんそ 2020.01.17 14:46

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    My favorite is two stones, one bird lol
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 14:47

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    @Anthony あんそ hah! Yes, I’m a fan of flipping the idiom/colloquialism 🤣 Like - my life’s motto is “Don’t pet the sweaty things.”
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 14:47

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    @Max Dee 👍🏻👍🏻 😊
  • tapit 2020.01.17 14:54

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    @Tracie In Korean 금상첨화.
  • Tracie 2020.01.17 14:59

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    @tapit 금상첨화!!! 감사합니다!!
  • tapit 2020.01.17 15:00

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    @Tracie be my guest.
  • Ania She 2020.01.17 19:06

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    Thank you!
  • 周六六Lucy 2020.01.18 03:22

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    good
  • 🅛🅘🅢🅐 in progress Lisa 2020.04.19 00:46

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    Yaaay sis! Great post! I just have added to my list but have not posted. I think this too good!

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