Idiomatic English for Effective Communication

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a lesson on english idiom for degree students of osmania university

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Idiomatic English for Effective Communication mnRAJU

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mnRAJU Lend me an ear. Be on the ball. Let’s kick off now. Are you all ears?

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mnRAJU What’s an IDIOM? 1. Verbal habits unique to a language English: in the twinkling of an eye Hindi: (in the snap of a finger) Telugu: (in the drop of an eyelid)

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mnRAJU What’s an IDIOM? 2. Meaning different from literal meaning Hang one’s head Kick the bucket

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mnRAJU What’s an IDIOM? 3. Fixed phrases in structure Lend an ear Round table

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mnRAJU Broke I can’t afford to buy a new mobile. I’m totally broke . I hardly have any money left. I’m broke until my next salary. He is completely broke , he can’t even pay his bills.

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mnRAJU What’s an IDIOM? 3. Rules of grammar may not apply At a loss I’ll eat my hat

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mnRAJU Keep your cool I know you are upset but you have to keep your cool . If you just can keep your cool at the interview, you will do better. Don’t get nervous about the exam. Keep your cool .

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mnRAJU Why Learn Idioms? Add color to your communication Make speech effective & expressive Lubricate your language Nuts and bolts of conversation

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mnRAJU How to learn Idioms? Guess the contextual meaning Use a dictionary Use a workbook Make your own sentences Use/Practice in context

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mnRAJU Examples from Text What do you call an irritating person who says he knows everything? Mr Know-all What is the irritating person who is impatient to damage the reputation of the conjurer called? The Quick Man

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mnRAJU Couch Potato Sarita is a couch potato . She sits in front of the TV all day. I should be more active and less of a couch potato , if I have to lose weight.

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mnRAJU Idioms with Body Parts The teacher kept making mistakes and became red in the face . The entire speech was learnt by heart . The two sisters don’t see eye to eye .

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mnRAJU Idioms with Body Parts I am an old hand at teaching English. She has always kept her husband under her thumb . Just a minute. I have got the answer on the tip of my tongue .

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mnRAJU Read one’s mind You have read my mind . That’s exactly what I was thinking too. He is an introvert. It is usually difficult to read his mind .

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mnRAJU Make up one’s mind My boss is persuading me to make up my mind and choose one of the two projects. But I am not able to make up my mind . Can you please help me take a decision?

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mnRAJU Keep an eye on Don’t worry about your luggage. I’ll keep an eye on it . I’ve got to go to the washroom. Can you keep an eye on my suitcase for a minute?

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mnRAJU Written all over face He guessed his brother stole the gold. He said it was written all over his face. One doesn’t need be a psychologist to know you are sad and upset. It’s written all over your face .

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mnRAJU Put heart into something The Commissioner is determined to streamline the functioning of colleges in the state. She has put her heart and soul into it.

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mnRAJU Change of heart He was against charity till a few years ago. He had a change of heart when he saw the plight of the homeless. But the real change of heart came when he read about the work of Mother Teresa.

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mnRAJU Heart of stone She's not the person to go to if you've got problems - she's got a heart of stone !

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mnRAJU Over the dead body You want a new car again. Over my dead body . You want to marry that poor, fat, ugly boy. Over my dead body. There is no way I’ll let you do that, not over my dead body .

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mnRAJU Pay through the nose You may afford to buy a car. But you will have to pay through the nose to buy petrol.

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mnRAJU Idiom Meaning By the skin of one’s teeth nervous and difficult to express Teething problems cannot remember at the moment Tongue-tied just barely, narrowly On the tip of the tongue not to say things that upset people Hold your tongue Problems in the early stages

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mnRAJU Relationship Idioms The husband and wife get along very well and are made for each other . After dating for several years, the young couple decided to tie the knot . Mythili has a crush on her senior colleague.

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mnRAJU Idiom Meaning Better half Be pregnant Bosom friend Attracted the very first time Love at first sight Find a long time partner Be in the family way Very close friend Find Mr Right A person’s husband or wife

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mnRAJU Food Idioms In such tense situations, it’s difficult to be cool as a cucumber . Dance has never been my cup of tea . Let me cut the story short and tell you in a nutshell .

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mnRAJU Food Idioms Always avoid unnecessarily getting in the soup . Anti Corruption Bill is a hot potato for the Centre now. I don’t agree with you, but your questions have given me food for thought .

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mnRAJU Piece of cake Learning English is a piece of cake . All that it needs is a little confidence and a lot of practice. Passing the English practical examination is a piece of cake . I don’t think anyone of you will fail.

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mnRAJU Idiom Meaning Bread and butter Energetic, in high spirits Eat one’s words The family member that earns the most money Full of beans Basic needs of life Breadwinner Reveal the secret Spill the beans Take back what one has said

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mnRAJU Number Idioms I will never in a million years understand why he married her. They won the match with his goal in the eleventh hour .

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mnRAJU Number Idioms I felt like a fifth wheel at the party. When the vacation was announced, the students were on cloud nine . The food was second to none .

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mnRAJU Idiom Meaning A dime a dozen More important than anything else In two minds about Very small chance A chance in a million Undecided about something First and foremost Similar in attitude, character or tastes Two of a kind Cheap and common

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mnRAJU Animal Idioms It’s raining cats and dogs . I wish I had brought my umbrella. Does she really have a problem or is she just crying wolf again? She is always out and about. She is a real social butterfly .

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mnRAJU Idiom Meaning Get the lion’s share Confused living without purpose A little bird told me Get the largest percentage of something Dark horse To have an exciting and interesting time Rat race I heard something from someone A whale of a time Little known to the general public

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mnRAJU Employment Idioms Brain drain of the educated youth is a great loss to the nation. As usual, the cream of the crop of the JKC were offered the best jobs. During recession times, senior staff often get the axe .

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mnRAJU Employment Idioms It is an impressive golden handshake . I am going to hang up boots next month. If you got the answer from Kalam , you can trust it. He knows it inside out .

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mnRAJU Have the Guts I don’t have the guts to go bungee jumping. It is too scary. Do you have the guts to go on that roller coaster? He doesn’t have the guts to ask her on a date.

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mnRAJU On the dot You’d better be here a few minutes ahead, because the telecast starts at 11.00 on the dot . Don’t keep me waiting. Be here at six o’clock on the dot . Let’s reach the airport at 3.30 on the dot .

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mnRAJU Read between the lines If you read between the lines , you would understand what he actually meant. He said one thing and meant another. Listen to that again carefully. If you don’t read between the lines, you will later get into trouble.

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mnRAJU A small world I didn’t know that you knew my brother. What a small world . Did you say you are a student of Gajwel college? What a small world .

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mnRAJU Slip one’s mind I wanted to call you this morning, but it slipped my mind . And I am so very sorry, your birthday totally slipped my mind . I wanted to mail the letter yesterday, but it completely slipped my mind .

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mnRAJU A deal If I help you with your homework, you will clean the house? It’s a deal! And I’ll take you out to a movie, if you stop bothering me. That ’s a deal too. If you wash my car, I’ll pay you 100 rupees. Doesn’t that sound a deal?

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mnRAJU Dressed to kill Your dress is gorgeous. You’re dressed to kill. Wow! Tonight she is dressed to kill .

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mnRAJU More idioms Against the clock From rags to riches Beating around the bush Break someone’s heart The ball is in your court Burn the midnight oil Hit the nail on the head Let bygones be bygones Cock and bull story Back to square one Go the extra mile Hat trick Head over heels Hit the sack Keep your chin up Off the record Dark horse Field day French kiss The last straw Tie the knot Pull the plug Run out of steam All Greek to me Pass the buck Out of the blue At the drop of a hat Backseat driver

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mnRAJU Call it a day It’s almost 11.45 now. Let’s call it a day . Let’s call it a day . I am too tired to continue.

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mnRAJU Phrasal Verbs A verb + an adverb A verb + a preposition A very + an adverb + a preposition

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mnRAJU Phrasal Verbs Literal meaning is easy to understand Idiomatic meaning difficult to comprehend put up (literal) = physically place somewhere put up (figurative) = provide a place to sleep put up (idiomatic) = deal with a situation

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mnRAJU Phrasal Verbs Same phrasal verbs can have different meaning: pick up = learn pick up = physically fetch pick up = purchase

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mnRAJU Phrasal Verbs One main verb can take many different prepositions: Put on Put up Put up with Put out Put off Put in

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