Today we will learn about transport idioms.
Do you know some idioms related to transport?
- Hit the road.
Meaning: to leave a place or begin a journey.
E.g. “We packed up and hit the road so we will be there before the show.”
- Run a tight ship.
Meaning: to be very strict, managing an organization in an orderly and disciplined manner.
E.g. “She ran a tight ship and won the competition in a perfect score.”
- Go off the rails.
Meaning: to start behaving in a way that is not generally acceptable, especially dishonestly or illegally.
E.g. “My brother went off the rail in middle school so my parents put him in the school dorm.”
- Bump in the road.
Meaning: something that delays a process or prevents it from developing, relatively a minor one.
E.g. “My friend and his divorced parents’ relationship has hit another bump in the road.”
- Rock the boat.
Meaning: to say or do something that will upset people or cause problems.
E.g. “Don’t rock the boat. The negotiation is on process to achieve an agreement.”