Hey guys! Let’s check the answer of the last [Phrases] episode first.

1.A

2.A

3.C

English idioms can be frustrating to understand and use at the best of times. In this article, I’ll teach you how to use some “body” idioms!


1.pain in the neck

=someone or something that is very annoying.

That child is a real pain in the neck.

2.play it by ear

= to decide how to deal with a situation as it develops, rather than acting according to plans made earlier.

We can’t make a decision yet. Let’s just play it by ear.

3.cost an arm and a leg

= to be extremely expensive.

I’d love to buy a Porsche, but they cost an arm and a leg.


[Practice]

1. Taking a family of five on a trip to Fiji… It’s going to_________ . 

A. pain in the neck

B. play it by ear

C. cost an arm and a leg

2. They said that my car was going to be at the mechanics for over a week… It’s such a _________ .

A. pain in the neck

B. play it by ear

C. cost an arm and a leg

3. We don’t really have a plan for tonight, we’re just going to _________.

A. pain in the neck

B. play it by ear

C. cost an arm and a leg


That’s all for today! Hope you enjoy the article! 

Share your answer with me in the comment.

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