#IOTW: Idioms about Skills

Do you know some idioms about skills?
Today we will learn about idioms related to skills.

Some idioms about skills:
1. Lose one’s touch.
Meaning: no longer be able to do or handle something as well as you could before.
E.g. “My boss just got the deal. He’s not losing his touch.”

  1. Bag of Tricks.
    Meaning: a set of skills, items of information, or other resources used to help achieve professional or personal goals.
    E.g. “The whole bag of tricks works like a charm. I got the job.”

  2. Beat Someone To The Draw.
    Meaning: to accomplish or obtain something quicker than someone else.
    E.g. “The defender beat my brother to the draw and stole the ball away.”

  3. Drop the Ball.
    Meaning: to make a mistake or fail, often because of carelessness or inattention.
    E.g. “My manager dropped the ball so we couldn’t get the agreement.”

  4. Find One’s Voice.
    Meaning: to manage to say something after being too nervous to talk, often because of fear or surprise or difficult circumstances.
    E.g. “My aunt revealed the thief’s description after she found her voice.”

  5. Green as Grass.
    Meaning: completely inexperienced or naive.
    E.g. “When my sister left school and started her first job, she was as green as grass.”

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

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