#IOTW: Idioms from name of place

Here are some idioms from the name of place, fellas.
1) Coals to Newcastle: doing something that is completely unnecessary.

To give Mr. Kim money is like carrying coals to Newcastle because he is already so rich he doesn’t need any more money.

2) Crossing the Rubicon: to pass a point of no return
Abigail will have crossed the Rubicon when she sends the college application.

3) Rome was not built in a day: great things cannot be done instantly, they take time and patience.
A: ‘It feels like he’s spent all of his live writing the book.’
B: ‘well, Rome wasn’t built in a day.’

4) New York minute: something that happened in very short time
She gets all the jobs done in a New York minute, what a fast learner she is!

5) Cut the Gordian knot: to solve a very complex problem in a simple way
She cut the Gordian knot off the difficult equation.

6) Himalayan blunder: a very serious mistake or error.
He got a warned for his Himalayan blunder.



Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, March 18, 2017


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