#IOTW: Idioms of The Week (8)

  1. Bare your heart to someone. Meaning: mengungkapkan rasa terdalam kepada seseorang.
    • Example:
      • “I couldn’t keep things to myself any longer. I decided to bare my heart to her.
  2. Go bananas. Meaning: menggila.
    • Example:
      • “If you tell your parents that you’re going to jail, they will go bananas!”
  3. Couldn’t give a hoot. Meaning: tidak peduli akan sesuatu.
    • Example:
      • “She wears eccentric clothes but she couldn’t give a hoot about what others think.”
  4. Nice as pie. Meaning: sangat baik.
    • Example:
      • “After our argument, she was nice as pie!
  5. Reduce to tears. Meaing: kelakuan yang membuat seseorang sedih/menangis.
    • Example:
      • “The teacher yelled at her so harshly that she was reduced to tears.”
  6. It takes two to tango. Meaning: sesuatu terjadi bukan hanya karena perbuatan satu orang.
    • Example:
      • “Okay we’ve heard Risa’s side of the story, but it takes two to tango.”
  7. Significant other. Meaning: seseorang yang mempunyai hubungan serius dengan kamu (kekasih, suami/istri).
    • Example:
      • “I love my significant other a lot!”
  8. Two-time somebody. Meaning: selingkuh.
    • Example:
      • “Maria left Christian when she discovered he was two-timing her.
  9. On the same wavelength. Meaning: saling mengerti karena satu minat/kecocokan.
    • Example:
      • “I get on very well with my dad. We’re always on the same wavelength.”
  10. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Meaning: kamu membiarkan seseorang melihat emosi/perasaanmu.
    • Example:
      • “You could see he was hurt. He wears his heart on his sleeve.”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 3, 2011.



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