[Phrases] 25 Idioms To Sound Like A Native Speaker (Part 4)

Before we start today’s topic, let’s review the answers to the last episode first:

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Welcome to the today’s episode of 25 idioms to sound like a native speaker. Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. To understand English as it is spoken in real life, you have to be familiar with idioms, learn what they mean, and how to use them to become an ‘insider’.

If you are interested in this series, don’t forget to check out our last episode next week:)

1. sit tight

To wait patiently without taking any immediate action.

I know you are anxious to hear how you did, but just sit tight–they’ll let you know the results when they are ready.

2. face the music

To experience negative repercussions for one’s actions or words especially those that one would expect to incur punishment.

I told you not to try to sneak in, and now that you’ve been caught, you’re just have to face the music.

3. rule of thumb

An approximation; a suggested method or guideline.

As a rule of thumb, I move my houseplants outside in May.

4. look like a million dollars

To look exceptionally attractive or in very robust health.

Wow, George looks like a million dollars in that new suit!

5. get over something

To accept, feel better about, move on from or come to terms with something, especially that which has already been established or has happened in the past.

John is still getting over his divorce, so he’s been a little distant at work.


Practice

1.After failing a math test, Tom had to go home and ____.

A. sit tight

B. get over

C. like a million dollars

D. face the music

2.With her new haircut and new clothes, she felt _____, and looked like too.

A. sit tight

B. get over

C. like a million dollars

D. face the music

3.You need to ____ the fact that I’m moving to Indonesia next month.

A. sit tight

B. get over

C. like a million dollars

D. face the music


That’s all for today! Hope you can use these idioms in your daily life:)

Don’t forget to write down your answers!

The top three users with correct answers will be picked in the next episode!:)

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