#EngQuiz: Idioms in English Daily Conversation

Have you ever confused when you watched conversations in a movie? English daily conversation, just like our conversation, sometimes uses many idioms that not many of us understand. So let’s try to guess the meaning of some idioms that are frequently used in English daily conversation!

Question 1

A: I’m so happy! I finally got a promotion!

B: Wow, that’s good for you! Congratulations!!

A: Yeah, yesterday I went bananas! I ended up running around the office and kissing my boss and my co-workers!

The question is: what doesI went bananasmean?

Question 2

A: Hey, how was the meeting last night?

B: Bad. Especially the way my colleague behaved during the meeting.

A: Why?

B: He ignored our previous decision and created a new decision by himself. From now on I will not give him the time of the day.

The question is: what doesnot give him the time of the daymean?

Question 3

A: Oh my God, now my skirt won’t fit!! I eat too much I guess?

B: I’ve told you before right?

A: I guess I need to go on a diet. This week for sure!

B: You’ve been saying that for months but you never actually do it.

A: This time I will, I promise.

B: That’s what you always say. You need to put your money where your mouth is.

The question is: what doesyou need to put your money where your mouth ismean?

Question 4

A: Hey, are you going to Italy tomorrow?

B: Yeah, I’m going to pack everything tonight.

A: How long will you be there?

B: Two weeks, I guess. It depends on the result of the meeting. Wish me luck!

A: Yeah, the meeting is very important. Please let me know everything.

B: Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted!

The question is: what doesI’ll keep you postedmean?

Question 5

A: Hey, what’s up? You look very confused.

B:  The TV is broken and I don’t know how to fix it.

A: Well, I’m not a technician but if you want, I could have a look to see if I can fix it for you.

B: Really?

A: I’d be flying by the seat of my pants, but it’s worth a try.

B: Thanks, man.

The question is: what doesflying by the seat of my pantsmean?


  1. I went bananas” means to behave in a very over-enthusiastic way, an explosion of happiness (menggila, dalam makna positif).
  2. Not give him the time of the day” means to not greet someone or say hello; refuse to give attention (.)
  3. Put your money where your mouth is” means supporting your words with actions (jangan hanya ngomong saja).
  4. I’ll keep you posted” means to keep someone informed (terus memberi kabar).
  5. Flying by the seat of my pants” means do something difficult without really knowing how (mencoba hal sulit tanpa tahu pasti gmn caranya).

Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, July 27, 2012.



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