Phrases are an effective part of communication between people, let’s get to know the most important of this involvement and interests.
- Let’s see the first idiom today.
1- Mean business
- If you mean business, you are very serious about what you are doing.
- So, if you mean business, you’re serious, you’re not joking.
- one of them pointed a gun at me, I could see he meant business.
2- A nosey parker
- A nosey parker is someone who wants to know too much about other people.
- ” this idiom is more common in British English “
- Olive is such a nosey parker! she likes to spy on her neighbors.
- The next idiom is very similar in meaning.
3- Poke your nose into something & Stick your nose into something
- If someone pokes or sticks their nose into something, they involve themselves in something that is not their business.
- Example :
- don’t poke your nose into my business. I don’t need your help.
- Note that if you say ( keep your nose out of something ), it means the opposite of poking your nose into something.
- Nancy keeps her nose out of everybody’s business. that’s what I like most about her.
- So this has to be one of the best jobs in the world. Mostly, I have the freedom to poke my nose into almost everything and learn.
4- Steer clear of something
- Do you know what that is called? It’s called a steering wheel.
- So if you steer clear of something or someone, you avoid them on purpose.
- If you have dry skin, you should steer clear of soap.
- Try to steer clear of the boss today, he’s yelling at everyone he sees.
- It seems like every time we near change, we steer clear of change.
5- Try your hand at something
- If you try your hand at something, you try something new or you try something for the first time.
- I need a new hoppy. Maybe I’ll try my hand at painting. So, Painting is something new for me that I will try for the first time.
- And I told my teacher, who was himself a translator, that I wanted to try my hand at a translation.
6- Up to your ears
- There’s no way to take a vacation right now, I’m up to my ears at work.
- Sorry guys, I can’t go out this evening, I’m up to my ears for homework.
7- “Whet “someone’s appetite
- ” Whet ” means ” wet “, has the same pronunciation and means, To sharpen a tool, to make a tool sharper.
- The first chapter of the book really whetted my appetite. I’m going forward to reading more of it tonight.
- but I can only hope I’ve to whet your appetite to go out and see and learn more.
8- Your heart isn’t in something
- So, If your heart isn’t in something you doing, you are not passionate about it.
- She was a good teacher, and popular with her students. But her heart wasn’t in it.
Thank you for reading, and wait for next season.