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10 idioms

2 years ago

1. In ages

- for a very long time.
Example: Have you seen Joe recently? I haven't seen him in ages.

2. Hit the hay

- go to bed
Example: It's after 12 o'clock. I think it's time to hit the hay.

3. Keep one's chin up

- remain brave and keep on trying
Example: I know things have been difficult for you recently, but keep your chin up. It will get better soon.

4. Broke

- to have no money
Example: I have to borrow some money from my Dad. Right now, I'm broke.

5. Figure something out

- come to understand a problem
Example: I don't understand how to do this problem. Take a look at it. Maybe you can figure it out.

6. Fill in for someone

- do their work while they are away
Example: While I was away from the store, my brother filled in for me.

7. Chase your tail

- spending a lot of time and energy doing a lot of things but actually achieving too little
Example: He's been chasing his tail all week collecting data but the report is still not ready

8. Get ducks in a row

- getting your things well organized
Example: To ensure a successful product launch, we must get our ducks in a row.

9. Keep your fingers on the pulse

- being constantly aware of the most recent developments
Example - An entrepreneur must keep his fingers on the pulse of the market to be successful.

10. Think on your feet

- adjusting quickly to changes and making fast decisions.
Example: A good sales man must be able to think on his feet to close the deal.