#IOTW: Music Idioms

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.


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





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