If the sharks/vultures are circling, then something is in danger and its enemies are getting ready for the kill.
Someone who dance’s to someone else’s tune ❛does what he is told or in the same way that others have done before him❜.
“A revolutionary designer does not dance to anyone else’s tune. He dances to his own tune.”
If you can give someone a run for the money, you are as good, or nearly as good, as they are at something.
“He was a very good actor and could have given any professional a run for his money.”
If you give somebody the cold shoulder you behave towards someone in a way that is not at all friendly, sometimes for reasons that this person does not understand.
“What have I done to him? He gave me the cold shoulder the whole evening at the party.”
When people suspect something, there is normally a good reason for the suspicion, even if there is no concrete evidence. In other words, there is usually some truth behind every rumor.
“I’m going to withdraw all my money from that bank. I read an article that the bank was in financial trouble, and where there’s smoke there’s fire.”
To put your foot in your mouth means to ❛say the wrong thing❜, i.e. something embarrassing, inappropriate or unintended.
“Last night I was telling a joke, and I really put my foot in my mouth. I had no idea I was talking about Rob’s wife.”
We can refer to an ❛extra person who gets in the way❜ as a third wheel. Here is an example of how this English idiom can be used:
“I like your friend; but if she goes out with us tonight, she is going to be a third wheel.”
English idiom “small beer” refers to something insignificant or unimportant, especially when compared to something else. A synonym for this expression is small potatoes.
“A loan of that size is small beer – these banks are lending millions of pounds a day.”
“We are not talking small potatoes – building the airport means many people in the area will lose their homes.”
When you are cool as a cucumber you are ❛calm, cool and collected❜ in stressful and nerve-wracking situations. Does this sound like you? Are you cool as a cucumber?
Which of the following English idioms does NOT mean ❛I have a problem❜ or ❛I am in trouble❜?
a) I am in a jam.
b) I am in a pickle.
c) I am in a mess.
d).I am in a fix.
e) I am in a predicament.
.f) I am in a bind.
The correct answer is: All of the English idioms listed above mean ❛I have a problem❜ or ❛I am in trouble❜.