Flashcards on Building Language Idioms

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What does the English idiom 'cut to the chase' mean?

Get to the point without wasting time.

Translate the English idiom 'raining cats and dogs' into your native language.

Raining heavily.

Give the meaning of the English idiom 'let the cat out of the bag'.

Reveal a secret.

Provide an example sentence using the English idiom 'barking up the wrong tree'.

He thought I was the one who took his book, but he was barking up the wrong tree.

What does the idiom 'burn the midnight oil' mean in English?

Work late into the night.

Explain the English idiom 'cost an arm and a leg'.

Be very expensive.

Translate the English idiom 'break a leg' into your native language.

Good luck!

What does the idiom 'hit the nail on the head' mean?

Do or say something exactly right.

Give the meaning of the English idiom 'piece of cake'.

Something very easy.

Provide an example sentence using the English idiom 'cold feet'.

He had cold feet on his wedding day and almost ran away.

How would you define the idiom 'jump on the bandwagon'?

Join a popular trend or activity.

Explain the English idiom 'pull someone's leg'.

Tease or joke with someone.

Translate the English idiom 'back to the drawing board' into your native language.

Start again from the beginning.

What does the idiom 'burn bridges' mean in English?

Damage relationships with others.

Explain the English idiom 'rain on someone's parade'.

Spoil someone's plans or mood.

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What does the idiom 'cost an arm and a leg' mean?



Which idiom means 'Reveal a secret'?



What does 'hit the nail on the head' signify?



Translate 'break a leg' into your native language.



What does the idiom 'piece of cake' mean?



Explain 'back to the drawing board'.



What is the meaning of 'cold feet' as an idiom?



Define 'pull someone's leg' in the context of idioms.



What does 'jump on the bandwagon' mean idiomatically?



Translate 'burn bridges' into your native language.




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