المصطلحات الإنجليزية الخاصة بالاهتمامات Idioms Podium – part 1

Phrases are an effective part of communication between people, let’s get to know the most important of this involvement and interests.

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  • 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.

Example :

  • 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 “

Example :

  • 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.

Example :

  • 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 

 
 
Idioms podium

  • 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.

Example :

  • 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.

Example : 

  • 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

Example : 

  • 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.
Example :
  • 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.
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