Creative communication with idioms

End of story - there’s no more to be said Example; I’m done with you, end of story.
Sharing with your colleagues physical goodies as well as knowledge are good virtues .  (Dennis Agaba)
Sharing with your colleagues physical goodies as well as knowledge are good virtues . (Dennis Agaba)

End of story - there’s no more to be said

Example; I’m done with you, end of story.

Old hat - old-fashioned

Example; His writing skills are old-hat.

Face the music - accept the bad effects of one’s actions

Example; It’s time to face the music.

Mad as a hatter - totally mad, crazy

Example; He became mad as a hatter when his family left him.

Keen as mustard - very enthusiastic

Example; I like students who are as keen as mustard.

Upper crust- society superior

Example; His job is of the upper crust.

Quality time - Time during which one focuses on or dedicates oneself to a person or activity

Example; I need to spend quality time with my dog.

Save face - avoid embarrassment

Example; She didn’t speak out to save face.

Lie low - keep oneself or one’s plans hidden; bide one’s time to act

Example; I think we need to lie low for a while.

Fetch - good

Example; That sweater you’re wearing is so fetch.

The full monty - complete, the whole thing

Example; I want you to give me the full monty about this subject.

All agog- excited, in high spirits

Example; The cheerleaders are all agog for the next football game.

Like billy-O - an extreme standard of comparison

Example; She cried like billy-O when her father died.

A wide berth - a goodly distance, avoid

Example; You should give a wide berth to Maria, she can be a bad influence on you.

Het up - agitated

Example; Don’t get so het up, everything will be fine.

My old china - my lovely friend

Example; Ana has been my old china since first grade.

Compiled by Dennis Agaba