We need to clear things out…

Phrasal verbs or idioms?

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Context

Don’t get me wrong I know Friday is supposed to be an idiom post but, since I noticed some of people asking me about Wednesday’s post, I think it’s about time to clear things out. You might wanna ask?

What was wrong with Wednesday’s post?

Well, there was nothing wrong with it, but that post was to be published today since it was an idiom post. I could not back it up since the notification email was sent to many of the subscribers and deleting the post and posting a new one definitely not seemed the right choice to me. So I came up with this idea that I would rather write a post covering not just phrasal verbs or idioms, but both.

I am sure you will love it as it has both so keep backing up and learning.

Meanings

• About time – nearly time, high time.

• Clear things out – to explain or solve the misunderstanding or confusion.

• Back it up – reverse.

• Came up with – to suggest or think of an idea or plan.

• Back up – support.

 

Examples

• I think it’s about time I bought a new laptop.

• Ron needs to clear things out with his wife before his married life leads to divorce.

• You just can’t back things up when they reach to the extremities.

•Dwayne came up with this idea of holding a conference every Saturday for our company’s growth.

• My mother always backs me up with my dreams and ambitions.

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Don’t get angry now!

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Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

Well… I guess you are improving your English vocabulary at a very nice pace which I think is quite commendable. So first I would like you to applaud for how much you learnt till now because it means a lot.

I know, it’s just the starting but we are doing quite well and if you keep going like this, you will definitely notice a high curve of improvement in your spoken English and vocabulary. So usually I like to first start off with the context, then the meaning and examples. But today I thought I should write about a particular emotion which I often face when people don’t like something about a situation or me.

You got me?

Yeah, you are right.

It’s anger.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and learn some of the idioms which convey this emotion ‘Anger or frustration’, so here are the anger idioms:

  • Get on someone’s nerve

Meaning: Irritate someone a lot that they come on the verge of anger.

Examples:

  • The kids get on her nerve at times.
  • Don’t mind John but your continuous speaking is getting on my nerves now.

 

  • Go ballistic

Meaning: To become very angry.

Examples:

  • Susan’s went ballistic when she came to know that her daughter Emma failed again.
  • My father went ballistic when he realized I am not attending the upcoming semester exams.

 

  • Drive someone up the wall

Meaning: It has a similar meaning to that of ‘get on someone’s nerve’. It means to irritate someone to an extent that they get on the verge of getting angry.

Examples:

  • It drives me up the wall when I hear fake excuses.
  • It drives me up the wall when people are busy in their cell phones during a conversation.

 

  • Fly off the handle/Fly into a rage

Meaning: To become suddenly angry.

Examples:

  • My boss flew into the rage when he learnt that I did not complete the report.
  • The class teacher flew off the handle seeing the whole class shouting and making noise.

 

  • Get your knickers in a twist

Meaning: When you get your knickers in a twist, it means you are angry, nervous or upset with the present situation.

Examples:

  • Don’t get your knickers in a twist; I will get the car repaired by tomorrow.
  • My boss got his knickers in a twist knowing the fact they incurred a loss of $50,000.

 

Hope you did not hit the ceiling (Click here!) after reading this ‘anger’ blog and understood it quite well.

Let me know about your views about these anger idioms (without getting angry, haha).

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English idioms you start using right away.

English Idioms you should start using right away…

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Context

Yesterday I found a 13 year old boy smoking cigarette beside me at bus stand. I felt so ill-at ease thinking about his situation down the line (Click here!), so I asked him, “Why do you smoke? You are too young to smoke.”
He smiled and said, “You don’t know about my situation.”

“You would have done the same if you have same issues like me in your life” he further added.

I wondered if what could be the issues with him which made smoke at such a tender age.

“Boy you don’t understand, in the long run you can develop a serious disease. Please don’t smoke”, I said. He waited a while and said, “You don’t need to worry about me. If the worse comes to worst, I will leave the world”.

Before I could make him understand what I was trying to, he ran away from the place.

I tried to stop him but all in vain, he almost diminished from sight. I had no other option but to regret if I could have helped him.

Meanings

• Ill at ease – Uncomfortable.
• In the long run – Over a long period of time.
• Worse comes to worst – if the situation develops in the most serious way.
• Leave the world – Die.
• In vain – Of no use.

Examples

• People feel ill at ease to talk about their personal life in public.
• Though junk food might be tasty, it will affect your health in the long run.
• Though we are always here for your security, but if the worse comes to worst we will call some extra security.
• John’s grandpa left the world a week ago.
• I tried to learn from my notes I prepared, but all in vain. I could not get through.

Hope you liked today’s article and found it useful.

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Did you ‘hit the ceiling’?

Did you hit the ceiling?

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Context

I have been absent for about more than twenty days which definitely irritated some of my dear readers who anxiously wait each day for my new blog.

It was not that I was lazy or unwilling to do my job rather it was my health which caused it. Many people texted if I was doing okay and the reason of my absence while some of them hit the ceiling for it. I could totally understand what pissed them off, after all they were here to learn more, not to wait.

So I thought to compensate some of your loss by posting a blog covering not one but many idioms and expressions. I received many positive responses in my emails for that but still many complained and were up ticked off that they like a single idiom, expression or phrasal verb a day, that too with context.

Hereby I thought I should change the concept of how I was posting and post on alternate days down the line (click here!). So forget not to give me your suggestions in my inbox through the notification email you receive (of course you receive only if you are subscribed, so in case you are not subscribed use the second option) or  the second option is you just drop the idea in the comment section below letting me know how I should post with which you can get benefited the most.

I will read the emails and suggestion and will let you know tomorrow by a notice right here at your own home- Your English Vocabulary.

Meanings:

• Hit the ceiling – to get very angry and upset.
• Pissed off – (informal) to get extremely irritated.
• Ticked off – (informal) annoyed and angry about something.

 

Examples:

• My boss hit the ceiling knowing the fact that I was not present at the main conference.
• I was extremely pissed off when I heard you broke my trust again.
• Robin ticked off after his mother Susan cancelled his birthday party.

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Keep learning and improving.

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A small gift for you!

Hey there,

Welcome back to your home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary.

Context: It’s not that I was in no mood to write any blog post anymore but the reason why I didn’t write any post was that I was a bit under the weather and extremely disturbed due to some personal issues which I feel ill at ease to talk about in a public blog post. I got about 100 emails in just seven to eight days of people asking me whether I am doing okay and the reason of my absence recently.

Guys lemme tell you something that you might not be knowing. You literally mean the world to me and I say this from my real heart core. Though I won’t promise that I will be posting regularly down the line, you can definitely rest assured that you will learn a lot by the end of this year and that I can promise.

Meanings:
In no mood to – not want to something.
Under the weather – not well.
Feel ill at ease – uncomfortable.
Mean the world to me – invaluable, so precious.
Real heart core – from deep down inside of my heart.
Down the line – in the future.
Rest assured – not to worry about something anymore.

Examples:
• John is in no mood to go back to office anymore.
• The athlete was a bit under the weather, hence he left the series.
• Most of us feel ill at ease to completely express ourselves in front of anyone.
• His wife Gracy means the world to him that he cannot even live a day without her.
• I really love you all form my real heart core.
• Let’s see how our project goes down the line.
• You can definitely rest assured with our hotel services.

I could write about a single idiom, phrasal verb or collocation today but as you know I was absent for about few days so I tried to compensate in this blog post by not beating around the bush about any issues or any email queries rather giving you a bunch of these useful daily used English idioms which will definitely add a value to your vocabulary.

Oops!!!!

I used an extra idiom.

Don’t know what it means? Don’t you worry when I am here.

It simply means to avoid getting on the point (I used it in the context above, so don’t say now that I didn’t give any examples(ha-ha). Just kidding, keep sending your emails. I just love reading those.)

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You didn’t subscribe?.

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What is the meaning of ‘down the line’?

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Context

Yesterday a member of our home ‘Your English Vocabulary’ contacted me via contact form (I don’t like to reveal the real name, let’s name him Joe) and the email said something like this:

“Hi there, I really love the way you teach. I totally understand your concepts and teachings and I think you should post on daily basis.”

I replied:

“Hello Joe,

 I am glad that you love our content. We will try to publish at least 10 blogs a month, but the problem is, we have a tight schedule day in and out. So each member of our team contributes a little for the blog, someone at replying the emails while I write and edit post (Of course I get the idea from my Sunita ma’am and my experiences) and further things by other members. Everyone has a quite busy schedule but we will definitely try to increase the number of posts down the line.

Regards,

Your English Vocabulary.”

His reply: “I understand that. By the way what is the meaning of down the line?”

Hopefully from the context you would have got a clue what it actually means:

Well, if not….

It means: in the future.

Examples:

  • Though Ben is working quite hard, let’s see if he makes it in any competition down the line.”
  • Robin is a good basketball player, but I am not sure if he will play like this down the line.”

Do you know now what it means when someone uses this idiom ‘down the line’?

Let me know in the comment section below.

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Do you ‘face the music’?

Do you face the music?

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Context Story: “Rohan was one of the naughtiest students in my class. He used to fight on every little petty issue (small issues, which should be ignored) with everyone in his class and spent the whole time just doing these naughty things and playing video games. Soon came the pre-boards. He was still not focusing on his studies and was more involved in unnecessary activities.

Days passed by and it was the D-day, the day of high school board exams. Rohan went to many of his classmates for giving him some of their notes so that he could get through (Click here!) the examination. Alas! It was too late. He has no other option but to face the music.

Did you see why Rohan has to face the music?

Yes, you are right.

Because of his actions.

Still don’t know what it means?

It means: To face the consequences of your actions or to face a particular situation.

Examples:

  • A= “I don’t know what’s wrong with my History, I bombed in it again.”

B= “Please don’t mind, your attendance in classes is even less than 25%. Now face the music and give a retest in the second semester.”

  • A= “Do you know David was hospitalized yesterday due to liver damage?”

B= “It was quite obvious. He was a regular drinker. He has to face the music now.”

Let me know in the comment section below when you faced the music in your life?

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Did anyone ever help you with ‘no strings attached’?

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Did you ever go to a shop where shopkeeper offered a gift (not a candy, of course) after you purchased some item from his shop with no strings attached?

It’s quite rare though.

Getting your work done for free or a favor with no strings attached seems to be too good to be true in this world. Hope you understood what it means when a person says ‘no strings attached’.

Well, if not here is it:

It means: without any conditions or extra cost (NON-PROFIT).

Examples:

  1. Idiomatic sentence: We are giving two free t-shirts if you buy one denim jeans from our shop with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: We are giving two free t-shirts if you buy one denim jeans from our shop without any hidden fees and terms.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Your English Vocabulary is providing free service to all the interested English learners with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: Your English Vocabulary is providing free service to all the interested English learners without any extra fees or program cost.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: NGO’s are working for social welfare with no strings attached.

Normal sentence: NGO’s are working for social welfare without any extra or hidden fees.

Tell me in the comment section below about the time when you helped someone with no strings attached (use idiom as well while commenting).

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I am ‘on cloud-nine’

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Context

It took about a year to put this idea of Your English Vocabulary to execution mode but after so many obstacles and efforts, the day has finally come when it is live on internet. I was on cloud nine when I saw my first post and first subscriber subscribing to my blog for future updates. There are many happy moments in our life but only few are so special which make us feel on cloud-nine.

Hope you understood what it means to be on cloud nine?

Well, if not, here it is:

Meaning: It simply means you are extremely happy.

Remark: We often use this idiom for the situations which made you extremely happy after achieving something remarkable which you have wanted to happen for long.

Examples:

  1. Idiomatic sentence: The wrestler was on cloud-nine after winning the championship for the first time.

Normal sentence: The wrestler was extremely happy after winning the championship for the first time.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Ben was on cloud-nine after the release of his company’s first advertisement.

Normal sentence: Ben was extremely happy after the release of his company’s first advertisement.

  1. Idiomatic sentence: Robert was on cloud-nine after hearing the news that he was selected in interview.

Normal sentence: Robert was extremely happy after hearing the news that he was selected in interview.

Tell me in the comments section below about the time when you were on cloud-nine (using this idiom) .

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