#IOTW: Idioms of The Week (6)

  1. Level with. Meaning: berkata terus terang kepada seseorang.
    • Example:
      • “Alright, I’m gonna level with you. I don’t want you anymore.”
  2. By mistake. Meaning: karena khilaf.
    • Example:
      • “I left my purse in the toilet by mistake.”
  3. Heart of gold. Meaning: hati yang baik.
    • Example:
      • “My neighbor has been nice to me. She has a heart of gold.”
  4. One’s heart skips a beat. Meaning: terkejut; senang sekali.
    • Example:
      • My heart skips a beat every time I see her.”
  5. Roll with the punches. Meaning: menerima dengan tenang dan tanpa putus asa.
    • Example:
      • “I roll with the punches if it comes to bad news.”
  6. Hit the rock bottom. Meaning: berada pada titik terendah dalam hidup.
    • Example:
      • “He hit the rock bottom when he lost his only daughter.”
  7. Green with envy. Meaning: sangat iri.
    • Example:
      • “She is leaving for Paris tomorrow for Summer holiday, and I am green with envy.”
  8. So to speak. Meaning: pada hakikatnya/intinya; dapat dikatakan (bahwa).
    • Example:
      • “The invention was, so to speak, a work of genius.”
  9. Read one like a book. Meaning: tahu/kenal benar tentang sesuatu/seseorang.
    • Example:
      • “I have known you for years. I can read you like a book.
  10. In a nutshell. Meaning: singkat kata.
    • Example:
      • “So in a nutshell, your computer is broken and you need to buy a new one.”

Compiled and written by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.


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