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Idiom of the week

This week's idiom:


Pull the plug:
To stop something. To bring something to an end.




Example: The Project is not going well at all... I think it's time to pull the plug.



Week of May 16th, 2011

On Pins And Needles:
Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something




Example: I've been on pins and needles all day, waiting for you to call with the news.




Week of May 9th, 2011

Loose Cannon:
Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.


 

Example: We need to keep our eyes on him. He is a loose cannon! 

 

 

 

Week of May 2nd, 2011

Know the Ropes:
Meaning: To understand the details.

 

Example: I'll be able to do my job very well when I know the ropes.

 


Week of April 25th, 2011

Cry Wolf:
Meaning: Intentionally raise a false alarm.

 
 
Examples: "Pay no attention. She's just crying wolf again. Don't cry wolf too often. No one will come."



Week of April 11th, 2011

Against The Clock:
Meaning: Rushed and short on time.

 

 
Example: "The runner was racing against the clock to finish the race!"


Week of April 4th, 2011

A piece of cake
meaning:
A task that can be accomplished very easily.

3+3 = 6

Example: "This math problem was a piece of cake!"


Week of March 28th - April 1st, 2011

Arm and a leg!
meaning: paying too much for something.


Example: "I paid an arm and a leg for my tooth to be pulled!"



Week of March 21th - March 25th, 2011


Don't count your chickens before they are hatched!
meaning: don't assume that something will happen - before they happen.

Example: "You may be disappointed if you count your chickens before they hatch! Wait until they actually hatch to count them"




Week of February 28th - March 4th, 2011


"On the fritz!"

not operating; not operating correctly
(usually associated with machines)

Example: "This refrigerator is on the fritz! I think we need a new one!"





Week of February 14th, 2011

"Get to bottom of..." Indication of figuring something out!

Example: "This is very dangerous! I will get to the bottom of this mess!"





Week of February 7th, 2011

"When Pigs Fly"

This idiom focuses on things or events that are highly unlikely or even impossible to happen or occur.

For example: "I will be able to dunk a basketball like Michael Jordan - when pigs fly!" Mr. Lee



Try on the link below to browse through other idioms and phrases.

http://www.idiomsite.com/




Week April 4

A Piece of Cake-A task that can be accomplished very easily.

 

Week of  April 11

Against The Clock:
Rushed and short on time.

 

Week of April 25

Cry Wolf:
Intentionally raise a false alarm.

 

Week of May 2


Know the Ropes:
To understand the details.

 

Week of May 9

Loose Cannon:
Someone who is unpredictable and can cause damage if not kept in check.

 

Week of May 16

On Pins And Needles:
Anxious or nervous, especially in anticipation of something

 

Week of May 23

Pull the plug:
To stop something. To bring something to an end.

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