IDIOM: SLIPPERY SLOPE

Idiom: to be on a slippery slope –  to be in a dangerous or bad situation which will probably only get worse. Example:  The economy is terrible at the moment.  There are no jobs for the people and they have no money.  The economy is on a slippery slope and unless the situation changes soon, we’re heading straight for a …

IDIOM: RUN-OF-THE-MILL

  IDIOM: RUN-OF-THE-MILL – this idiom is used to mean that something is very ordinary, normal or common-place. Example: I wasn’t very impressed by their wedding.  The whole celebration was very run-of-the-mill.  I doubt I will remember it at all in a few years. If you are using run-of-the-mill in your writing, be sure to remember to punctuate it properly! …

IDIOM – TRUMP CARD

TRUMP CARD MEANING – To have an unexpected or surprise advantage over someone.  In card games, the trump card is the card with the highest value.  In many games, players will use their best card at the last moment to win the hand or round. Idiom Examples – (1). They won the negotiation by using free advertising as a trump …

IDIOM – TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT

IDIOM – TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT MEANING – to be in the same bad, difficult or unpleasant situation, to have the same problem EXAMPLES – 1. The economy is terrible at the moment.  All the local businesses are struggling.  They are all in the same boat.  2.  John and I failed our history test.  As, we’re both in …

IDIOM – TO BE LIKE TWO PEAS IN A POD

 Idiom – TO BE LIKE TWO PEAS IN A POD.  You will also find this written as to be as alike as two peas in a pod. Meaning – (1)  when two things are so similar that there is very little difference between them. This idiom can be used to talk about physical characteristics as well as character.  (2) This …

IDIOM – AS EASY AS PIE

Meaning of As Easy as Pie – something which is very simple or easy.  Interestingly, the Idiom ‘as easy as pie’, does not refer to making pies bur rather to eating them!  In fact, there are many English idioms which use the word pie to indicate something that is pleasurable or good.  There’s also another version of this idiom which is …