Idioms in Ameican English (#1)

Another new interesting post by our new member “Zebelkhan”.  Here are some new useful American idioms which people (Specially NATIVE English learners) use in their daily conversations.

Hope to enjoy!

About to: Ready to , on the average

  • I’m glad you’re finally home. I was just about to have dinner without you.

To break the news: to make some thing known

  • You’d be better break the news to your father carefully. After all, you don’t want him to have a heart attack!

To cost an arm and a leg: To be very expensive.

  • A college education in American costs an arm and a leg.A-Dead-End-Job

Dead-end job: a job that won’t lead to any thing else.

  • Zebelkhan realized that studying in Iran as a student really is a dead-end job.

Let’s face it: accept a difficult reality.

  • Let’s face it, If you don’t have a college degree, it can be difficult to find a high-paying work.

To go bully up: To go bankrupt

  • Many people lost their jobs, when Bill gitts went belly up.

Give some one the ax: to fire someone

  • Poor Paul! he was given the ax two days before Christmas.

As sharp as a tack: very intelligent.

  • Mohammad got a scholarship to Norway, he is as sharp as a tack.

Talk over: to discuss

  • Me and Mr. Mardan and Mr.Pouali spent some hours talking over the details of our collaboration.

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