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Idiom of the Week: In Seventh Heaven

Meaning: Very happy

Examples:

He made breakfast for his wife and she was in seventh heaven!

I just got my first paycheck. I’m in seventh heaven.

They were in seventh heaven after they heard the good news.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of in seventh heaven?

A.  To be sad.

B.  To be angry.

C.  To be disappointed.

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Drive Someone Up the Wall Revisited

Here’s a nice song courtesy of The Three B’s using our latest Idiom of the Week. Enjoy!

 

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Idiom of the Week: Drive Someone Up the Wall

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Meaning: To irritate or annoy someone a lot.

Examples:

Could you please stop that? You’re driving me up the wall!

I love my kids but sometimes they drive me up the wall.

He’s so annoying! The way he talks about himself all the time drives me up the wall!

 

Pop Quiz:

What might drive someone up the wall?

A.  Noisy neighbors

B.  Someone talking loudly on their cell phone right next to someone else

C.  Mosquitoes

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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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