#IOTW: Idioms Related to Characters

1. Somebody’s bark is worse than their bite. Meaning: seseorang yang sikapnya tidak semenakutkan ucapannya.

Example:

  • Don’t let her frighten you, her bark is worse than her bite.

2. Be as daft as a brush. Meaning: sangat bodoh.

Example:

  • He’s a nice boy, but he’s as daft as a brush.

3. Just off the boat. Meaning: tidak berpengalaman.

Example:

  • His co-workers like to tease him because he’s just off the boat in the company.

4. As pleased as punch. Meaning: sangat puas.

Example:

  • She was as pleased as punch about her final exams’ scores.

5. Rest on your laurels. Meaning: sudah puas dengan prestasi yang diraih dan berhenti berlatih.

Example:

  • Just because you’ve won the contest, doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels. You should practice harder.

6. Have the courage of your convictions. Meaning: berani melakukan sesuatu yang sudah diyakini.

Example:

  • Although his friends have told him not to sue his company, he had the courage of his convictions to do it.

7. Be bone idle. Meaning: sangat malas.

Example:

  • He never cleans his room, he’s bone idle.

8. Like a headless chicken. Meaning: melakukan sesuatu dengan terburu-buru.

Example:

  • He was walking around like a headless chicken trying to finish his work.

9. Have an eye for the main chance. Meaning: selalu bisa memanfaatkan kesempatan yang menguntungkan dirinya sendiri.

Example:

  • He was someone who had an eye on the main chance and never missed an opportunity to make profit.

10. Be all mouth and no trousers. Meaning: selalu berkata akan melakukan sesuatu tapi kenyataannya tidak.

Example:

  • He says he’ll fix the pipes himself but I think he‘s all mouth and no trousers.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, October 11, 2012


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