In conjunction with the LANGUAGE MONTH, every class is asked to sent 2 representative to share a few interesting idioms with SMKGRians every morning during the assembly.
An idiom is a structured expression and with a fixed meaning, irrespective of the meanings of the words in it.
- Kick the bucket – Euphemism for dying or death.
- Bite the dust – Euphemism for dying or death.
- Pushing up daisies – Euphemism for dying or death.
- Right as rain – Needed, appropriate, essential, or hoped-for and has come to mean perfect, well, absolutely right.
- A bitter pill – A situation or information that is unpleasant but must be accepted.
- Fit as a fiddle – In good physical health.
- By the seat of your pants – To achieve through instinct or do something without advance preparation.
- Off your trolley or Off your rocker – Crazy, demented, out of one’s mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile.
- Basket case – One made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress.
- Piece of cake – A job, task or other activity that is pleasant – or, by extension, easy or simple.
- Beat around the bush – To treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally or To delay or avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant.
- Take the cake – To be especially good or outstanding.
- Bent out of shape – Getting worked up, aggravated, or overly annoyed at something that usually can’t be helped.
- Bite the bullet- To endure a painful or unpleasant situation that is unavoidable.
- Break a leg – A saying from the theatre which means “good luck.”
- Burning the midnight oil – To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
- Bite off more than you can chew – To take on more responsibility than you can manage.
- Bust your chops – To say things intended to harass.
- By the skin of your teeth- Narrowly; barely. Usually used in regard to a narrow escape from a disaster.
- Call it a day – To declare the end of a task. “
- Under the weather – Feel sick or poorly
- Cold shoulder- To pay no attention to or to disrespect.
- Caught his/her eye – To become aware of.
- Easy as pie – An action that is considered very easy to accomplish