We have introduced 8 common English idioms last time, can you remember all of them? If you cannot, try to use a notebook to jot these new ones down!
Here are some brand new idioms!
1. Man proposes, God disposes
The idea that people can make plans but whether or not they are successful depends on God’s wish
Man proposes, God disposes. We have tried our utmost after all.
2. Strike while the iron is hot
To make use of an opportunity immediately
He doesn’t often make such offers. I would strike while the iron is hot if I were you.
3. Beauty is only skip-deep
A pleasing appearance is not a guide to character
You might love the way that Peter looks, but then you get inside and see beauty is only skin-deep.
4. One good turn deserves another
When you do a helpful or kind act in return to someone who has also done something good for you
You were a lifesaver for us when we needed a maid last week, so I’m happy to help now. One good turn deserves another.
5. The longest day must have an end
No matter how long or difficult your day may be, it will come to an end eventually
Don’t give up! The longest day must have an end.
6. The first blow is half the battle
Whoever gets the first mark makes a very successful start
The home team scored a goal within 2 minutes of the start of the game which so discouraged the visitors that they lost all confidence in themselves. The first blow is half the battle!
7. A contented mind is a perpetual feast
If happy and satisfied, one will not strive to acquire more
Lillian does not make very much money but she seems to be happy all the time. That’s the meaning of a contented mind is a perpetual feast!
8. A miss is as good as a mile
Regardless of how badly someone missed the target, it is a miss after all
Although they scored the last goal, that one miss was as good as a mile.
Do they sound interesting to you? So do jot them down!