Idiomatic Expressions you should start using Today!
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Sundar Raman, the chief executive officer of our company was all pumped up (Click here!) for the tender which our company was most likely to get. It drived him up the wall when someone from the staff spilled the beans about the last trip we had. The project was to be submitted the next day, but as the whole staff was out for a trip on this weekend, as a result no proper reports and project was ready to hand in.
Mr.Raman called up (Click here!) the whole staff for a meeting in his room.
Panic was in the air…
No one knew what to do; everyone was on the same boat and had nothing but to pass the buck and escape this complex situation.
The submission date was the next day and in case the company failed to submit the project for the tender, it would suffer the loss of millions of dollar. The work was equally distributed among all staff members. Project completion was only possible if everyone did their share.
There was no point beating around the bush now because completion of the project was hands down not a piece of cake and time was continuously running.
Zeroing in on the details and stats, the whole staff was back to their desk for the completion of the project.
Idiomatic Expressions and their meaning
Idiomatic Expression – spilled the beans
Meaning – It means to reveal a secret.
- I guess Susan was the one who spilled the beans of our plan.
- I hate those people who can’t keep a secret and spill the beans.
Idiomatic Expression – hand in.
Meaning – It means to submit.
- You have to hand in these documents to the professor by tomorrow.
- If you don’t hand in the application form by this Thursday, you won’t be able to apply for the job then.
Idiomatic Expression – in the air.
Meaning – It means everywhere, all around.
- There is so much fear in the air since these riots started.
- Love is in the air, everywhere you look around.
Idiomatic Expression – on the same boat.
Meaning – It means to be in the same situation.
- Ben: “I don’t have any money right now. Can you give me $100? I will return within a week.”
Robin: “My boss fired me yesterday.”
Ben: “No problem man, I understand. We are in the same boat.”
- John and me are in the same boat; we both don’t know what study stream we should go in.
Idiomatic Expression – pass the buck.
Meaning – It means to shift blame to the other person.
- Don’t pass the buck now; you already have lost so much of time in falling out (Click here).
- Chris and John have been passing bucks on each other; no one knows who has the box.
Idiomatic Expression – do one’s share.
Meaning – It means to do one’s part in a group activity.
- We can get this whole place cleaned if everyone does his/her share.
- You should not see what others are doing rather you should do your share.
Idiomatic Expression – beat around the bush.
Meaning – It means to avoid getting to the point.
- Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want from me.
- There is no point beating around the bush, you should tell them your demands and condition right away (Click here!) for approval.
Idiomatic Expression – hands down.
Meaning – It means definitely, without a doubt.
- Hanz de fuko is hands down one of the most trusted and reputed hair product company in the market.
- It’s hands down an unfair judgment for the blue team in this entire tournament.
Idiomatic Expression – piece of cake.
Meaning – It means something that is very easy to do.
- Completing the whole book within a day is definitely not a piece of cake.
- I can do 50 squats without a break. It’s a piece of cake for me.
Idiomatic Expression – Zero in on something.
Meaning – It means to aim or focus on something or someone.
- The athlete was zeroed in on winning the match and he won.
- Most of the people zero in on a goal but loose the consistency of practice.
Hopefully you would have learnt a lot from today’s article and added some of these idiomatic expressions from this English expressions list to your English vocabulary. Make sure you complete the Idiomatic Expressions exercise or Idioms quiz down at the bottom of this page.
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