common english idioms & phrases
Blue text can be connected to the example.
I haven’t slept for 24 hours.
I haven’t slept better.
Haven’t slept a wink.
|hit a home run||Succeed with something.|
|poker face||The expression on someone’s face does not show their thoughts or feelings.|
|a lucky dog||a lucky person|
|a big dog||a particularly prominent, important or powerful person, organization|
|a top dog||A person who succeeds or dominates in their field.|
dominate – verb统治；
|Rain cats and dogs||It rains heavily.|
|to lead a dog’s life||Unhappy life.|
|dog eat dog||Used to describe situations in which people do anything to succeed, even if they do hurt others. |
|work like a dog||Work hard|
|sick as a dog||Very ill, especially stomach problems.|
|Every dog has its days||Those who are unfortunate can also succeed.|
|You can never teach an old dog new tricks.||People who have long been accustomed to doing things in a particular way will not give up their habits.|
|sb’s bark is worse than his /her bite.|
bark /bɑːrk/ noun-狗吠声
|Their words are worse than their actions.|
|meaner than a junkyard dog |
junkyard /ˈdʒʌŋk.jɑːrd/ noun（堆放旧物等的）废物场
|let sleeping dogs lie||Past things let it go, don’t ask for trouble|
|beats me||I don’t know.|
|bring home the bacon||Make money for a family.|
|close to home||Something makes you feel depressed, embarrassed, sad|
|face the music||Accept criticism or punishment for what you do.|
|Get out of here||Express incredible common words|
|have a word with||Talk to someone.|
|have the face||cheeky /ˈtʃiː.ki/ adjective 厚脸皮的|
|home free||Completed the worst or most difficult part of some things and ensured successful completion.轻易取胜|
|homely||❶Describe a room or house is plain.|
❷The appearance of the person is not good; the appearance is mediocre.
|house arrest||Losing personal freedom of movement, someone can only stay at home|
|I’ll leave you be||I will leave you alone.|
|I’m good||I’m okay.|
|It’s a long story||When someone asks you about what has happened and you don’t want to explain it to them, you can use this expression.|
|keep it up||Encourage someone to continue doing something|
|My bad||My mistake.|
It is generally used between friends, colleagues, classmates and other acquaintances.
|Tell me about it||Used to express the same feelings or the same experience|
|to put it in a nutshell||Simply explain something.|
|What else is new?||Not surprised at what someone said or something.|
|You can say that again||I agree with your opinion.|
|You don’t say||Express surprise or express sarcasm.|
State a fact as passed a second ago.
|safe and sound||Use in a dangerous situation, indicating that someone is alive and not hurt|
|see you home||I will take you home.|
|Off the hook||Out of trouble.|
|I second that||I agree.|
|on the same page||Understand and agree to what someone is doing or suggesting.|