Hello, last week I shared some idioms related to education and school. If you missed it, you can write the article by click here. And today, I would like to add some into the list. They are:
1. Town and gown. Meaning: the relation (often bad) between a town and the university and university students who are located in that town.
- There were town and gown conflicts in graduation party in Purwokerto.
2. Three R’s. Meaning: the basic skills for basic education, reading; (w)riting, and (a)rithmatic.
- Did you get three R’s when you were in pre-school or in elementary school?
3. Single file. Meaning: a line with one person standing behind another person.
- The students line up single file before entering the auditorium.
4. Show of hands. Meaning: a rising hands in a class or group to vote or to see what people think about something.
- There is no show of hands to the option of hiking.
5. Show and tell. Meaning: (in the lower grade of elementary school) children bring something interesting to show it to the rest of the class.
- Almost every girl used to do this, show and tell their new belongings.
6. Flunk out. Meaning: to fail a course, to fail and then leave school.
- If you decide taking international education experience, you better prepare it well or you would flunk out.
7. Draw a blank. Meaning: to get no respond from someone when you ask her or him a question.
- I draw a blank when I ask her about her study plan.
8. Eager beaver. Meaning: someone who works very hard and is very enthusiastic.
- It is well known that the students in Japan and South Korea are eager beavers.
9. Pass with flying colour. Meaning: to pass something easily and with a high score.
- I am sure I can pass the Biology test with flying colour.
10. Play hooky. Meaning: to not go to school when you should.
- My mom knew I was playing hooky. And she was mad at me.