[Phrases] My Boss Breathed Fire At Me

Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!

Monday, as the first day back to work, is seldom a cheerful day, and it only gets worse if your boss is clearly not in a good mood and starts to breathe fire at you. πŸ”₯ If you’ve ever got yelled at by your boss, I believe you can already picture the scene. Well, let’s not be so distressed. In today’s [Phrases], we will learn several expressions about fire, and hope you like it.


1. to breathe fire

to strongly express one’s anger, typically verbally

Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss todayβ€”he’s breathing fire over that printing mishap.

2. out of the frying pan into the fire

said when you move from a bad or difficult situation to one that is worse

Many kids who try to run away from unhappy homes discover that they’ve jumped out of the frying pan into the fire when they try to live on their own.

Moving from my old school to this one is like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.Β 

3. to have fire in your belly

to have a strong determination to succeed

Neither of the candidates has a fire in his belly, so it’s hard to get excited about them.

Ali returned to boxing with a new fire in his belly.


4. be no ball of fire

to lack energy and enthusiasm

Carla is no ball of fire, so make sure you remind her to do that assignmentβ€”I doubt she’s even started it.

5. be/come under fire

to be subject to intense criticism or judgment

The company came under fire after a newspaper reported allegations of the CEO’s misappropriation of funds.

You will definitely come under fire if they find out that you were responsible for the printing error.

6. drink from a fire hose

to take on or be inundated by more of something (i.e., work, responsibility, information, etc.) than one is capable of handling

My first day on the job was like drinking from a fire hoseβ€”they threw so much at me that I don’t know how I’ll remember any of it.

Please make some sentences with the phrases we just mentioned by yourself!

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See you! πŸ˜€


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