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Vocabulary: idioms-a few vegetals 1/2
Here are some more idioms: they will all deal with vegetals (different fruits, grass and lawn, ill weeds and hay!
1) First, apples!
The apple of my eye
= a very precious thing
It's as easy as apple-pie
= extremely easy
|A room in apple-pie order = Very tidy||The Big Apple = New York City|
|A rotten apple= a black sheep= somebody different|
There's a bad apple in every basket
= Not everyone is good...
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
= You take after your parents...
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
= an apple is the token of good health
2) Peaches, plums, grapes, gooseberrie (Yuk! ), grass and lawn, ill weeds... and hay!
| She's a peach!= She's a very beautiful girl! || It's a peach!= Wow! It's GREAT! |
He has a plum in his mouth
= He speaks in a snobbish way.
| A plum job= An exceptional job|
They're sour grapes, as the fox says=
These grapes are bad, said the fox!
(not big enough to catch them!)
|The grapevine= gossip|
... found under a gooseberry bush
= babies are supposed to be found there.
To feel like a gooseberry
= to feel useless
|To play gooseberry= to be the third wheel|
| || |
To lead someone up/down
the garden path= To pull somebody's leg
He's green as grass
= To be inexperienced, pure and non corrupt.
You could hear the grass grow
= There was no noise at all
To grow like a weed
= to grow very fast
Ill weeds grow apace
= Weeds row faster than grass!
To pull weeds
= to throw weeds away
|Hay fever = an allergy to pollens||To hit the hay= To go to bed|
To find a needle in a haystack=
a difficult thing to find
There you are! You have many expressions to learn, and they're not always what we'd have expected. Good luck for a wonderful success.
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