Hey, fellas! How’s life? We’re going to share idioms related to science and technology.
1. On the same wavelength. Meaning: to have the same ideas or opinions as another person.
- E.g.: “We’re on the same wavelength. We see football in the same way.”
2. Light years ahead. Meaning: much more advanced than someone or something in terms of development or success.
- E.g.: “The new operation system puts this hand phone light-years ahead of its competitors.”
3. Hit the airwaves. Meaning: to be broadcasted on radio or TV for the first time.
- E.g.: “If you want to become famous, you have to hit the airwaves to promote your band.”
4. Hold the wire. Meaning: used when we want someone not to hang up during the phone call.
- E.g.: “Hold the wire, please. I’ll pull you through.”
5. Get your wires crossed. Meaning: If people get their wires crossed, they have a different understanding.
- E.g.: “We got our wires crossed about what time we were supposed to meet.”
6. Fire on all cylinders. Meaning: working at full strength; making every possible effort.
- E.g.: “The factory is firing on all cylinders to finish the orders on time.”
7. Cog in the machine. Meaning: a person who does an unimportant job in a large company or organization.
- E.g.: “I decided to set up my own online business because I was tired of being a cog in the machine.”
8. Well-oiled machine. Meaning: something that works very well; company that operates without problems.
- E.g.: “Willy-wonka factory runs like a well-oiled machine.”