#IOTW: Idioms related to music

  1. Blow my own horn/trumpet. Meaning: menyombongkan kemampuan dan prestasi yang dimiliki.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t want to blow my own horn, but my team has won twice on that competition.”
  2. Change your tune. Meaning: mengubah cara pandang/perilaku tentang suatu hal.
    • EXample:
      • “You need to change your tune if you want to pass the exam.”
  3. Face the music. Meaning: menghadapi konsekuensi negatif dari apa yang sudah dilakukan.
    • Example:
      • “Tim should meet the board of director and face the music after he screwed up the deal.”
  4. Music to my ears. Meaning: mendengar sesuatu hal yang menyenangkan/diharapkan.
    • Example:
      • “Thank you Milly, your confession is music to my ears.”
  5. For a song. Meaning: menjual/membeli dengan harga yang murah.
    • Example:
      • “Since no one else wanted it, I can pick it up for a song.
  6. Pull out all the stops. Meaning: mengerahkan segala usaha untuk mencapai hasil yang diinginkan.
    • Example:
      • “My team promises to pull out all the stops to win the competition.”
  7. Ring a bell. Meaning: familiar, seperti sudah pernah melihat/mendengar sebelumnya.
    • Example:
      • “This song rings a bell; have we ever heard it somewhere?”
  8. Jazz (something) up. Meaning: membuat suatu hal menjadi lebih menarik.
    • Example:
      • “Lily wanted to jazz up her car with some new accessories.”
  9. (…) and all that jazz. Meaning: (…) dan segala hal yang berkaitan dengan itu.
    • Example:
      • “My mother really loves cooking and all that jazz.”
  10. Clear as a bell. Meaning: mudah dimengerti.
    • Example:
      • “I hope the explanation has been given was clear as a bell.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U  on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.



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