English Idioms #1

English Idioms #1

Once you have started studying English, many of your friends will be asking you the same question: is studying English difficult? Next time someone asks you this question, try using one of these idioms to answer them!

If you think studying English is really hard:

-to bite off more than you can chew: to accept more work than you can finish

     Ex: "I think I bit off more than I can chew and won't be able to finish the project on time."

-to be in over your head (in over my head): to have more work than you can finish

     Ex: "She was definitely in over her head as a stay-at-home mom with six children."

-to be at your wit’s end (at my wit’s end): to be so worried, confused, or annoyed that you don't know what to do next

     Ex: "He was at his wit's end trying to figure out how to solve the math problem."

-to have your work cut out for you: to have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time

     Ex: "With 5 chapters left to study and only 2 hours before the test, he knew he had his work cut out for him."

-a last resort: something you will only do when everything else you've tried has failed

    Ex: "Policemen will only shoot at someone as a last resort."

If studying English feels easy:

-a piece of cake: a simple task

     Ex: "It should be a piece of cake to make the decorations myself."

-to be as easy as pie: to be easy to complete

     Ex: "I love watching movies, so a movie-watching contest would be as easy as pie for me!"

-a breeze: an easy task

     Ex: "The famous singer thought it would be a breeze to sing 'Happy Birthday' to the president."

-a walk in the park: an easy and enjoyable task

     Ex: "Learning English is a walk in the park compared to learning Mandarin."

-no sweat: easy

     Ex: "Fixing the television will be no sweat for me."

Try these out and let us know on our Facebook or Instagram how it went and if you'd like to see more idioms like these!


Published on July 20, 2016

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