#IOTW: Music Idioms

Aloha, fellas! How was your day? I wish you guys had an awesome one. :)

We’ll have an session about music tonight. Stay tuned, fellas!

1. BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET

Someone who boasts his own talents and achievements.

Lea keeps blowing her own trumpet. Everybody’s sick of it.

2. FOR A SONG

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

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

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

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

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

When someone changes their opinion about something.

You used to hate her so much. You’ve definitely changed your tune now!

8. FINE TUNING

Small changes made to improve something.

We spend some time fine-tuning the music arrangement, but it was totally worth it.

It’s a wrap fellas. Thank you for participating and see you on another session! :)


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on May 21, 2016

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