Improve your vocabulary with these idioms

Improve your vocabulary with these idioms.

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

Mrs. Watson (The class teacher) told a week ago that the school will be organizing a competition for acting and sports where there are going to be some big-shot personalities to judge and find out the real talent in us. I don’t know why, but when it comes to act and play, it is in my element.

For Joe (my close friend) it was definitely not an easy decision. He got nervous wreck (Click here!) fearing he might choke at the stage while performing. I encouraged him for a while, the next moment he was all ready, pumped up (Click here!) to take part in this competition.

Though I gave him much of the motivation so he takes part in the competition, but I really wanted that it should be his decision finally to perform at stage, so I asked him to sleep on it and then decide what he really wants to do.

I had to get to school earlier but since I slept in (Click here!), I got ready in few minutes, grabbed a bite to eat and reached the place.

The competition started and all performed as if they have been doing this for ages. Soon after the competition the results were announced which took us by surprise(surprised) when we heard that Joe won the competition. Though I did not win it, I was on cloud nine (Click here!) , maybe because one of my close friends has won it.

Idioms

Big-shot

big shot

Meaning

An important or famous person.

Example

  •  People making it to this award function are all big-shots.
  • You really don’t wanna mess with the director, he is a big-shot.

To be in one’s element

comfort

Meaning

It is used when you are completely comfortable doing something that comes very naturally.

Example

  • Doing cardio and stretches is in Ben’s element.
  • People don’t experience any adventure or fact when they try to be in their element.

Sleep on it

sleep on it

Meaning

It is used when you want the other person to think deeply about something and then give their final decision.

 Example

  • You are in anger now, sleep on it today and tell me your decision then.
  • I think you should sleep on it and then decide to quit or not, so you never regret it, after all not everyone gets to work here.

Note: It is said so because often times we react to someone/something in anger that we regret down the line. So there is a saying that if we sleep and then make a decision, it is in balanced state of mind because when something is important , making a decision after a good night sleep is a good decision.

Grab a bite to eat

grab a bite

Meaning

To get something to eat.

Example

  • Lemme grab something to eat and then we can go out.
  • Tony grabbed something to eat before office and went to his apartment right away (Click here!).

For ages

for ages

Meaning

From a long period of time.

Example

  • I have not tried basketball for ages.
  • I was surprised when a small kid performed at the event; it seemed he has been doing this for ages. 

Improve your English vocabulary with these idioms and make sure you make them your active vocabulary.

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We need to clear things out…

Phrasal verbs or idioms?

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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.

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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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

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?

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

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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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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How to start a conversation in English?

How to start a conversation in English?

Do you have difficulty while speaking English?

Are you the one who often steps back just because you don’t know what to say to the person in front?

If that’s you, I hope till the end of this page, I will be able to make a difference in your present scenario and you will be able to start a conversation with anyone- formal or informal, social gatherings, pub or at school.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business:

  • Hi! What’s up? – It’s just an informal way of asking the person if anything happened since we last met.
  •  Hi! What’s new? – Same as above.
  • I wonder if we – this is hands-down the best phrase to strike the conversation with the person you might know but you have not spoken to him/her lately.
  •  What you have been lately – we use this phrase to inquire the person in front about what he has been doing lately.
  •  How are you getting on? – An alternative of saying ‘How are you?’
  •  You doing Ok? – We use this phrase to ask the person in front about the present condition if he has gone through some tough experience.
  •  Hey! Long time no see! – We use this phrase when we have not met the person in front for a long time.
  •  Hi! How is your day going? – It is often used in informal situations such as friends, family and colleague.
  •  Did you hear what happened…? – We use this phrase in informal situations relating to some incident that happened to strike up your conversation.
  •  How have you been? – Alternative phrase for ‘How are you?’
  •  I don’t think we have met before – we use this phrase to strike up a conversation with someone at a party. It is said something like this: “I don’t think we have met before- My name is Joe……..”
  •  “So from how long have you been following him/her?” – It is how a native will strike up a conversation in a concert or function.
  •  “I really loved the place, especially the food, drinks and all. What do you say?” – You can use this phrase to strike up a conversation with a stranger at a beach, new city or party.
  •  “It’s such a nice view, isn’t it?” – you must have understood when to use it.
  •  “This is my favorite song- I just love rock songs. What about you?” – Natives often use this phrase to strike up a conversation at a bar or a party.
  •  “I just love this player, I think his team is gonna win. What do you say?” – I still use the same phrase to strike conversation at a stadium during a match – Football, Cricket or Hockey.

The above phrases are some of the conversation starters which you may use to start your conversation with anyone. Tell me in the comment section below in case if I missed any.

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I will get back to you with some more free content soon till then try to strike up your conversation using these phrases and see if you can.

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