1. Blow your own trumpet. Meaning: Someone who boasts his own talents and achievements.
- Lea keeps blowing her own trumpet. Everybody’s sick of it.
2. For a song. Meaning: When something is sold at an unexpectedly low price.
- Did you visit Big Bad Wolf Books Indonesia? They sold all the books for a song.
3. Tickle the ivory. Meaning: Humorous way of talking about playing the piano.
- Emily would love to tickle the ivory if she had more free time.
4. Face the music. Meaning: Someone who has to accept the negative consequences of his action.
- She’s caught cheating on exam. She can’t do anything but to face the music.
5. Music to my ears. Meaning: When you hear exactly what you wanted to hear.
- She said that I got good score in last exam. It was like music to my ears!
6. Swan song. Meaning: To describe a final act before dying or ending something.
- Tomorrow exam is my swan song. I can’t wait to end this semester!
7. Change your tune. Meaning: When someone changes their opinion about something.
- You used to hate her so much. You’ve definitely changed your tune now!
8. Fine tuning. Meaning: Small changes made to improve something.
- We spend some time fine-tuning the music arrangement, but it was totally worth it.
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