#IOTW: Idioms related to education

Hello fellas:) Today we’re going to talk about…. Education! We’re going to talk about idioms related to it. Let’s start!

  1. Learn something off by heart. Meaning: to learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory.
    • Example:
      • “Danya learnt everything in the book off by heart.”
  2. Three Rs. Meaning: used to refer to the basic areas of education: reading, writing and arithmetic.
    • Example:
      • “Some people could easily leave school without even mastering the basic three Rs.”
  3. With flying colors. Meaning: to do something very successfully.
    • Example:
      • “Della hopes that she could pass all her exams with flying colors.”
  4. Bookworm. Meaning: someone who reads a lot.
    • Example:
      • “Is Nina a bookworm?”
  5. Copycat. Meaning: someone who does or says exactly the same as someone else.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t be a copycat. Do them with your own way.”

That’s all I can share for today, fellas. Do you often use those idioms?

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.



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