How Good Are You In English?

Call the shots

Meaning:

To be accountable for what's going on and what ought to occur.

To fly off the handle

Meaning:

To feel sudden anger.

Burst the bubble

Meaning:

The unexpected finish of a glad or fruitful period.

Cat among the pigeons

Meaning:

Doing or saying something that causes trouble and makes many people angry or stressed.

A bed of roses

Meaning:

Simple decision or easy choice.

Turn against

Meaning:

Change from supporting something.

A man of action

Meaning:

An individual of energetic activity

At sixes and sevens

Meaning:

Used to express uncertainty or confusion.

When pigs fly

Meaning:

Something that won't ever occur or be impossible.

Put your foot in it

Meaning:

Say something (accidentally) that annoys or insults someone.

Too close for comfort

Meaning:

To be very close to something risky or unpleasant.

Piece of cake

Meaning:

Something that is not difficult to do.

Adding insult to injury

Meaning:

Make a bad situation worse.

Zonk out

Meaning:

Fall asleep very quickly.

From the bottom of my heart

Meaning:

With true and deep emotion.

A hot potato

Meaning:

A disputable issue or situation that is abnormal to deal with.

Feel blue

Meaning:

Feeling tragic or miserable.

Turn the tables

Meaning:

Change your situation concerning another person.

Jump to conclusions

Meaning:

Anticipating a circumstance or situation.

A blessing in disguise

Meaning:

Something to be thankful for, that initially seemed bad.

Raining cats and dogs

Meaning:

It is raining heavily.

Storm in a teacup

Meaning:

Excessive enthusiasm or anger over trivial matters.

Beating a dead horse

Meaning:

Give time or energy to an already finished thing.

Take a cue from

Meaning:

To do what was proposed by another person.

Green thumb

Meaning:

Great cultivating results.

Lone it

Meaning:

To do an activity alone.

Close call

Meaning:

A close call from disaster.

Go out on a limb

Meaning:

Doing or saying something that is not quite the same as others.

Clear the air

Meaning:

Get rid of all doubts and adverse emotions

So far so good

Meaning:

Progress so far has been acceptable.

Waiting time

Meaning:

The timeframe when the activity is mentioned to when it happens.

Once in a blue moon

Meaning:

Once in a while or rarely.

Acid test

Meaning:

A test that demonstrates the hypothesis or legitimacy of an item or thought.

Brain drain

Meaning:

Relocation of highly skilled or trained individuals from a one country to another.

Black book

Meaning:

A book with a list of mystery contacts.

A dime a dozen

Meaning:

Something that is normal, not unique.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

Meaning:

Try not to plan based on what's going on before it really occurs.

Bare bones

Meaning:

The most basic and important fact or reality.

In the bad books

Meaning:

In protest or out of favor.

Tempest in a teapot

Meaning:

When a small problem causes an overstated reaction to anger or discomfort.

Jump on the bandwagon

Meaning:

Begin accomplishing something since it is trendy or profitable.

In at the deep end

Meaning:

Start a new work without planning.

ABC

Meaning:

The alphabet

Out of hand

Meaning:

Out of control or crazy.

Get act together

Meaning:

Motivate yourself to achieve life goals.

Beat around the bush

Meaning:

Avoid sharing your actual perspective because it is awkward.

No picnic

Meaning:

Used to communicate that an activity or action isn't entertaining.

Bull’s eye

Meaning:

The focal point of an objective.