Heyho, fellas! How’s your day? My schedule today was so chaotic in account of my poor time management. Thank God it’s over now.
Let’s talk about Prepositional Idioms tonight. I used one in my opening paragraph. Does anyone notice which idiom I used? The prepositional idiom I used was “in the account of” which meant “because of”.
There are hundreds of idioms that begin with prepositions in English. We will share just a few of them.
- at any rate | definition: whatever happens or is happening.
- For example: At any rate, you shouldn’t quit your job.
- at a loss | definition: speechless; unsure of what to do or say.
- For example: Jack was terribly confused–really at a loss.
- beside the point | definition: irrelevant.
- For example: Your opinion is interesting, but beside the point.
- in the long run | definition: in the end; eventually.
- For example: In the long run,moving to the new apartment may be a good thing.
- out of character | definition: unlike one’s usual behavior.
- For example: It was out of character for Joshua to act so immature.
- under fire | definition: being shot at; being criticized.
- For example: The parliament is under fire for being too noisy.
- up in the air (about someone or something) | definition: undecided / uncertain about someone or something.
- For example: Will the company fire all of its employees? That’s up in the air.
- with a vengeance | definition: with great force or energy.
- For example: Hilda works out with a vengeance when she goes to the gym.
Do you want to share any prepositional idioms that you know? C’mon, share one or two in the comment box below. :)
Well, that’s it for today. Don’t miss our upcoming sessions.
Compiled for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, 10 February, 2016