#IOTW: Idioms related to Education and School (2)

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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • I am sure I can pass the Biology test with flying colour.

10. Play hooky. Meaning: to not go to school when you should.

  • Example:
    • My mom knew I was playing hooky. And she was mad at me.

Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

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