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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Learn Some American Idioms


Learn Some American Idioms

In fine feather: in good condition; in good health
e.g. With a good night sleep, I am in fine feather today.

After all: in spite of everything
e.g. She didn’t get a good score; after all, it was her first attempt.

Late in life: in old age
e.g. It was only late in life that he became a famous writer.

Act one’s age: behave maturely
e.g. Stop behaving like a teenager! Act your age.

No flies on: very alert, smart
e.g. You cannot trick her; there are no flies on her.

Bad sort: an unpleasant person
e.g. He is a bad sort; nobody likes him.

Bag your face: shut up!
e.g. You and your loud mouth! Go and bag your face!

Dance to another tune: change to a different attitude or behavior
e.g. If your parents were here, you would dance to another tune.

A little bird told me: somehow I knew

e.g. “How did you know what I did?” “Well, a little bird told me.”

Add insult to injury: make things worse
e.g. Enough is enough! Don’t add insult to injury.

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