Hi guys, we meet again. How are you today? Did you have a great day?
Last night, we were talking about King’s Day in Netherlands. Tonight, we are having #IOTW! We have prepared 10 idioms that are related to king or kingdom just for you. Here they are. Enjoy.
- Fit for a king = very highest quality or standard
e.g. you have a marvelous house. It is fit for a king!
- A royal pain = something or someone that is annoying or bad
e.g. Gosh, I can’t handle that kid anymore. He is a royal pain.
- King’s ransom = a very large amount of money
e.g. We had to pay what felt like a king’s ransom for that property.
- King of the castle = a person in charge or in a more pleasant position than others.
X: Hi, I am Steve of taxation office. I’d like to ask some questions if you don’t mind.
Y: Ah sorry, you’d better ask John. He is the king of the castle.
- to build castles in the air = to have dreams that unlikely to become real
e.g. Did you say that you wish to marry that girl? You are trying to build castles in the air.
- crown jewels = the most impressive or valuable possession
e.g. These products are the crown jewels of this company.
- queen bee = a woman who thinks she is the most important person in the group
e.g. She is not known as the queen bee of the publishing world for nothing. She has single-handedly launched the careers of dozens of authors.
Those are the idioms related to king. Hope you enjoy tonight’s session. Thank you so much for your attention.
See you tomorrow!
Compiled by @Wisznu, 28 April 2016