English Idioms About Movement
The idioms introduce here all deal with action . Some idioms related top negative actions.
♦ When people are axed,they‘re fired or lose their jobs .
♦ If a worker does something wrong , her boss may call her on the carpet , scold her or bawl her out .
♦ If her boss makes her feel bad,or degrade her overrated self imagined personality or importance, she would be cut down to size.
♦ To draw the line means to set the limit .
For example: You might help a friend to study , but draw the line at writing his paper from him .
♦ A professor who covers a lot of ground in a lecture gives much information.
( similarly , a traveler might cover a lot of ground by going a long distance.)
♦ If people go to a theater to see a mystery and they were kept in suspense until the last minute , the mystery is called cliffhanger .
♦ If audience members enjoy the performance , clapping and cheering loudly and boisterously , they would be said to bring the house down .
♦ In the hill tribes of northern India , it was the custom to bend over backwards while doing a yoga exercise that symbolizes to god . To bend over backwards now means to do every thing possible to please or accommodate an other person .
♦ A professor might bent over backwards to help students who are having difficulty in a course .