English idiom – If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

Here’s another famous expression that uses the word heat! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen This means: If you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it. This was first said (according to Wiktionary) by the 33rd president of the United States. Harry S. Truman.I found an idiom in Russian with a similar …

English idioms – take the heat / take heat

Today’s idiom “Take The Heat” has a literal meaning (basic or usual meaning):to endure hot temperaturesThis is a perfect expression for summer!“It’s 40 °C today! I can’t take this heat anymore!” As an idiom the expression “Take The Heat” can also mean – to receive or put up with some criticism (for something that was done poorly).  “The local government has been taking some heat over the …

English idiom week – You can’t win them all

Can you guess the meaning of today’s idiom? “I rushed to the store as soon as I heard they were having a 50% off sale on my favorite jeans! I was too late though, jeans in my size were all gone. Oh well, you can’t win them all.” you can’t win them all is used to express sympathy after you or …

English idioms – Know the score

Of course score is sometimes used as a verb to mean to win points or goals in a game or competition.“Lionel Messi has scored again!”The score can be a noun that means the number of points or goals that each team or player has in a game or match.“The final score was 3 -2.”For today’s idiom score means the real facts …

English idioms – shoot the messenger

In football if you want to score a goal, you have to shoot! Shoot is a verb often used to talk about sports events and games. shoot  verb  in sports  (in football ( soccer ), hockey, etc.) to try to kick, hit or throw the ball into a goal or to score a pointshoot (at something)He should have shot instead of passing.(especially North American …

English idiom – Kick the habit

Kick the habit kick the habit = stop doing something that is bad for you that you have done for a long time A: “Hey Kyle, do you have an extra cigarette?”K: “Sorry Adam I don’t smoke anymore. I kicked the habit 6 weeks ago and I feel great now!” In the news: Click link for news story Was this …

English idioms – Fly by

The World Cup is over already. It seems like it just started! The World Cup flew by! Fly by is an idiom that means time went quickly. We often use the expression time flies in English to mean that time goes fast, especially if we are doing something that we enjoy. In fact another common expression in English is ~ …

Idioms with place

Germany won! Congratulations to my Germany readers 🙂 Germany is first place! (1st place) Yesterday we learned some other ways to use place, today we’ll learn the idiom: All over the placeThis idiom has 2 meanings 1- everywhere“Starbucks has become very popular in Tokyo. New cafes are opening all over the place.”= There are Starbucks cafes everywhere now. 2- not neat; …

English idioms – Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words Actions speak louder than words = What you do is more important than what you say. A: “I’m going to join a gym and get in shape!” B: “You have said that to me every summer for 3 years. Don’t tell me what you are going to do, show me. Actions speak louder than words.” *I …