Category Archives: Idioms

Second Wind Revisited

Here’s a quotation using our latest Idiom of the Week, Get a Second Wind. What do you think it’s trying to say?

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Idiom of the Week: Get a Second Wind

Idiom of the Week has returned, bigger and better than ever!

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Meaning: To suddenly have more energy while doing a certain activity after feeling tired. Sometime used with possessive adjectives (my, her, his, etc.)

I didn’t think I would be able to run five miles but after the third mile I got a second wind and was able to finish.

“Do you want to quit?” “No way, I’m just getting my second wind.”

He was going to only clean the kitchen yesterday, but he got a second wind and cleaned the bathroom and basement as well.

 

Pop Quiz:

If someone says they’re getting their second wind, they…

A.  want to stop.

B.  want to keep going.

C.  suddenly feel very tired.

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Still Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Here are some images and quotes from the web using our latest Idiom of the Week. Enjoy!

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Idiom of the Week: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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Meaning: To be looking in the wrong place for an answer; to be thinking incorrectly about a problem.

Examples:

The man told the police that they were barking up the wrong tree and that he had nothing to do with the bank robbery.

You’ll be barking up the wrong tree if you ask him about English grammar because he doesn’t know anything about it.

Am I right or am I barking up the wrong tree?

 

Pop Quiz:

If you’re barking up the wrong tree, you…

A.  hit the nail on the head.

B.  got up on the wrong side of the bed.

C.  are on the wrong track.

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Tearjerkers Revisited

Like tearjerkers? Looking for some summer movie recommendations? Click on the picture above or here to go to Oprah.com for the 9 Best Tearjerkers.

 

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Idiom of the Week: Tear-Jerker

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Meaning: Describing a movie, book, or TV show that makes the audience or reader cry.

Examples:

Yeah, I saw that movie last week. It was a real tear-jerker.

They said it was going to be a tear-jerker but I actually thought it was kind of funny.

I saw someone on the plane crying as they were reading a book. It must have been a tear-jerker.

 

Pop Quiz:

What genre of movie would a tear-jerker most likely be?

A.  A comedy.

B.  A horror movie.

C.  A drama.

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