Creative communication: Learn idioms

l Get cold feet - Be nervous l A rip off - Too expensive
Learning with others helps you understand more, socialise and think bigger and better. (Dennis Agaba)
Learning with others helps you understand more, socialise and think bigger and better. (Dennis Agaba)

l Get cold feet - Be nervous

l A rip off - Too expensive

l Get a kick out of - Enjoy

l Read between the lines - Find the hidden meaning

l Have mixed feelings - Unsure how you feel

l Draw a blank - Can’t remember

l Have a change of heart - Changed your mind

l Be second to none - Be the best

l Get your act together - Behave properly

l Play it by ear - Improvise

l Have second thoughts - Have doubts

l A basket case - A crazy person

l Have a shot at - Have a chance

l Be in the same boat - Be in the same situation

l Out of the blue - With no warning

l A grey area - Something unclear

l Give someone the cold shoulder - Ignore someone

l I’m all ears - You have my undivided attention

l See eye to eye - Agree

l Call it a day - Time to quit

l The icing on the cake - Something additional that turns good into great

l For the birds - Something that is not worth anything

l Birdbrain - Someone who is not very smart

l But a bug in his ear - Make a suggestion

l A bull in a china shop - someone who is very clumsy

l Pig out - To eat a lot

l Wolf in sheep’s clothing - A person who pretends to be nice but is not

l Cry crocodile tears - To pretend to be upset

l Make a mountain out of a molehill - Make something that is not important into a big deal

Compiled by Dennis Agaba

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