#IOTW: Idioms related to Science & Technology

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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • 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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • “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.

  • Example:
    • “Willy-wonka factory runs like a well-oiled machine.”

That’s all I can share for today, fellas. I hope it could be useful for you.
Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, May 19, 2017.


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