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    Wink Let's write idioms!

    Let's write some idioms...

    Idioms: To be on top of the world/ on cloud nine/ in seventh heaven/ over the moon

    Meaning:to be extremely happy


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    to pull sb's legs: to deceive sb

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    apple of my eye:someone who is vey important for me

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    Land a blow: to strike someone

    Sentence: He kept moving, and I found it almost impossible to land a blow. The boxer landed a blow to the face of his opponent.

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    Flake down: to go to bed and go to sleep.

    Sentence: I've got to go home and flake down for a while. Tom is flaked down for the night.

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    Be in the money: to suddenly have a lot of money, especially when you did not expect it

    Sentence: If I can get a commission for a royal portrait, I'll be in the money.

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    Be in the know: to know about something which most people do not know about

    Sentence: The resort is considered by those who are in the know to have the best downhill skiing in Europe.

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    Not know which end is up:not to be alert and knowledgeable.

    Sentence: Don't try to hustle me, sister. You think I don't know which end is up? Poor Jed doesn't even know which end is up.

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    the penny dropped:jetonun düşmesiya da köşeli jeton anlamına da gelir

    go dutch:herhangi bir şeyi ortaklaşa yürütmek,örneğin restoranda hesabı paylaşmak vs.

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    Have a passion for someone or something: to have a strong feeling of need or desire for someone, something, or some activity.

    Sentence:Mary has a great passion for chocolate. John has a passion for fishing, so he fishes as often as he can.

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    hit the books : study a lot

    Tomorrow I have English oral. That's why I have to hit the books tonight.

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    Cut out to be something: destined to be something or a particular type of person.

    Sentence: I don't think I was cut out to do this. We weren't cut out to be laborers.

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    Give someone the cold shoulder: to be cold to someone on purpose,to snub someone

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    In the mainstream (of something): following the current trends or styles that are popular or are considered normal.

    Sentence: Bob is too old-fashioned to be in the mainstream of modern living.

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    A battle/war of nerves: a situation in which two competing groups of people try to defeat each other by frightening and threatening each other without taking action

    Sentence: This has become a battle of nerves with neither side seeming willing to back down.

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    to be down in the dumps-depressed,sad,,unhappy

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    the apple doesn't fall far from the tree

    English meaning: A child grows up to be very similar to its parents in the way they act and in their physical abilities.

    Turkish idiomatic (very similar): Armut dibine düşer.

    I heard this in a couple of movies and liked it.

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    by heart :ezbere
    I studied piano for two years, and all I learned to play by heart was "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."

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    Hit the ceiling/roof (informal); to become very angry and start shouting.

    Ex; "The foreman had naturally hit the roof over the loss of thirty minutes' production".

    Blow a fuse/gasket (informal); to become very angry and shout or behave in a violent way.

    Ex; "Jim'll blow a fuse if he finds you here."

    Go off the deep end (informal);to suddenly become very angry or upset and start shouting at someone.

    Ex; "I knew she'd be angry, but I had no idea he was going to go off the deep end like that.

    Have/throw a fit; to be very angry.

    Ex; "My mother threw a fit when she saw the mess we'd made."

    Flip/Blow your lid; to suddenly become very angry.

    Ex; "This was his moment of weakness, the point at which he'd flipped his lid for the first and last time in his career."

    Do your nut (British & Australian, informal); to become extremely angry.

    Ex; "Your mum is going to do her nut! Look at your coat!"

    Lose your rag (British & Australian, informal); to suddenly become very angry and start shouting.

    Ex; "Last year he lost his rag in a pub down in Kent and started smashing glaesses."

    Blow your stack/top (informal); to suddenly become very angry.

    Ex; "Can't you have a reasonable discussion without blowing your stack every five minutes?!"

    Fly into a rage (UK also fly into a temper/fury) This one is my favourite; to suddenly become very angry.

    Ex; "She must be feeling guity, because she flies into a rage every time I mention it."

    Lose your temper; to suddenly become angry.

    Ex; "I'm about to lose my temper with this stupid puzzle."

    Throw a wobbler/wobbly (British & Australian, informal); to suddenly become very angry.

    Ex; "It's no good trying to work with someone who throws a wobbly every time something goes wrong."

    References: Cambridge (for some meanings) & Chambers idioms (for some examples)

    This is a compilation of idioms which all have the same meaning (to become angry) despite some slight differences, mentioned above. You see, there are many and many ways of expressing one's anger.

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    in lieu of:-in yerine, -e bedel olarak
    We gave money to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the funeral.

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