#EngGame #IOTW: Guess the idioms

Hello, fellas! Ready for some fun? Today’s #EngGame is called: guess the idioms.

  1. A chip on your shoulder.
  2. A piece of cake.
  3. Sick and tired.
  4. Light headed.
  5. Keep your chin up.
  6. An arm and a leg.
  7. Close but no cigar.
  8. Come hell or high water.
  9. Tie the knot.
  10. A shot in the dark.

ANSWER:

  1. A chip on your shoulder. Meaning: marah tentang sesuatu yang sudah terjadi, kesal karena “merasa” sudah dijahati oleh orang lain.
    • Example:
      • “Watch out for that guy, he’s got a chip on his shoulder.”
      • “Why did you get angry so easily? You seem to have a chip on your shoulder.”
  2. A piece of cake. Meaning: sangat mudah dikerjakan.
    • Example:
      • How was your math test?

        It was a piece of cake.

  3. Sick and tired. Meaning: merasa muak.
    • Example:
      • “I am sick and tired of getting stuck in traffic every day.”
  4. Light headed. Meaning: perasaan pusing, berkunang-kunang.
    • Example:
      • “Please hold me tight. I think I’m about to faint. I’m feeling light headed.”
  5. Keep your chin up. Meaning: tetap optimis.
    • Example:
      • “I know things are difficult, but keep your chin up!”
  6. An arm and a leg. Meaning: luar biasa mahal.
    • Example:
      • “That dress is going to cost an arm and a leg!”
  7. Close but no cigar. Meaning: nyaris mendapatkan sesuatu, tapi masih belum berhasil.
    • Example:
      • How did you do in the contest?

      • Close, but no cigar. I got second place.

  8. Come hell or high water. Meaning: apapun yang terjadi.
    • Example:
      • “I must get there by 10 pm, come hell or high water.”
  9. Tie the knot. Meaning: menikah.
    • Example:
      • “You’ve been together long enough. When are you going to tie the knot?”
  10. A shot in the dark. Meaning: mencoba melakukan atau menebak sesuatu yang tidak kita mengerti.
    • Example:
      • That was a tough question. How did you get it right?
      • I just took a shot in the dark.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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