#IOTW: Idioms of the Week (9)

  1. Cute as a button. Meaning: sangat menarik, cantik (untuk orang maupun benda).
    • Example:
      • “This bag is cute as a button, I love it!”
  2. There’s no accounting for taste. Meaning: selera/kesukaan orang tidak dapat dijelaskan.
    • Example:
      • “Tom’s favorite color is pink. There is no accounting for taste.”
  3. On the double. Meaning: secepat mungkin, sesegera mungkin.
    • Example:
      • “Please do this on the double!”
  4. Cut from the same cloth. Meaning: memiliki pendapat/pemikiran yang sama.
    • Contoh:
      • “My best friend and I are cut from the same cloth, we are very similar in every way.”
  5. Hopping mad. Meaning: sangat marah.
    • Example:
      • “The teacher got hopping mad when the students made a joke about him.”
  6. At the crossroads. Meaning: berada dalam kondisi di mana harus mengambil keputusan penting dari beberapa pilihan.
    • Example:
      • “I felt like I was at the crossroads when I had to choose between going to law school or business school.”
  7. Pushing at an open door. Meanig: mencapai yang diinginkan dengan mudah karena didukung banyak orang.
    • Example:
      • “He is pushing at an open door because most of his friends support his opinion.”
  8. Boys will be boys. Meaning: ungkapan yang menyatakan bahwa bagaimanapun tingkah laku laki-laki terkadang tidak bisa berubah (biasanya untuk hal negatif seperti ramai, kurang bertanggung jawab, dsb).
    • Example:
      • “You can’t blame Alex for playing outside all day. Boys will be boys.”
  9. Hit home. Meaning: memberi dampak yang kuat (hingga kadang dapat menyebabkan trauma).
    • Example:
      • “The accident really hit home for her.”
  10. Feather-brained. Meaning: konyol, tidak serius.
    • Example:
      • “John, my feather-brained friend, is planning on 6 months holiday this year.”

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at  on Sunday, February 26, 2012



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