Category Archives: Idioms

Eye-Opener Revisited

Here are some totally random quotations from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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Idiom of the Week: An Eye-Opener

Meaning: Describing something that taught you an important lesson or made you see reality, sometime used with “real,” as in “a real eye-opener.”

Examples:

My latest doctor’s exam was an eye-opener for me. I need to eat better and get more exercise.

You should read this book about global warming. It’s a real eye-opener.

Her trip to Afghanistan was an eye opener.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of an eye opener?

A.  A boring experience.

B.  A normal, everyday event.

C.  A shocking event.

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Phone It In Revisited

Here are some images and quotations from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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Idiom of the Week: Phone It In

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Meaning: To not try very hard or try one’s best.

Examples:

I could tell the teacher was phoning it in today and didn’t seem to be as enthusiastic as usual.

She’s usually a good actor but in this movie she phones it in.

You know how it is: sometimes you try your very best and sometimes you just phone it in.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of phone it in?

A.  To put your nose to the grindstone.

B.  To go the extra mile.

C.  To go through the motions.

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Idiom of the Week: Stick in the Mud

Meaning: Someone who stops other people from having fun.

Examples:

Come on and dance! Don’t be a stick in the mud!

My dad was a stick in the mud at the beach. He wouldn’t let us go in the water above our knees.

I’m kind of a stick in the mud. I don’t like parties or loud music.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of being a stick in the mud?

A.  Wanting to stay inside on a beautiful day while your family wants to go outside.

B.  Laughing and talking a lot at a party.

C.  Participating a lot in class.

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Let the Cat Out of the Bag Revisited

Here are some fun images from the internet using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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