jueves, 7 de mayo de 2015

Out of the blue

If you checked the dictionary for the meaning of this expression, you would find this:
out of the blue:
unexpectedly; without warning  "The decision came out of the blue." (From the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary


That same dictionary defines an  IDIOM as:  "[countable] a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words"

The task I would like you to do is to leave  the idioms you know on the comment box.

3 comentarios:

Cristina Toro dijo...

There are lots of idioms related to anything. I've been learning some of them, however I only can remember few of them.

There are famiy idioms: to be the black sheep, to see eye to eye or even the familiar one "to wear the trousers"

Related to money we can find: to have more money than sense, to be in red, to spend money like water, to live beyond their means or to make ends meet.

· the last straw
· to be like water off a duck's back for someone
· to get on like a house on fire
· to get the wrong end of the stick

Mercè dijo...

I am likely to compare English idioms to our own language. Curiosly, some of them are quite similar.
-curiosity killed the cat.
-kill two birds with one stone.
-once a blue moon.
-taste of your own medicine.
-break a leg.
-off the record.
-the ball is in your court.
-catch 22.
-when pigs fly.
- you can´t judge a book by its cover.

Paris dijo...

"Out of the blue" is my all time favourite idiom, dd you know that? But I'll try to share some more with all of you participating, and all of those who read in silence and choose not to comment though our teacher tells us to.

- "To be wet behind the ears" - and sometimes I am :P
- "Barking up the wrong tree"
- "To take something with a pinch os salt"
- "This is not my cup of tea"
- "Elvis has left the building"