#IOTW: Idioms about job

Today we will learn about job idioms.
Do you know some idioms about job?

Let’s start.

  1. Move up in the world.
    Meaning: to become more successful; have more money or better social position.
    E.g. “My boss moved up in the world after that big project.”
  2. Off the hook.
    Meaning: no longer in trouble; have escaped from difficult situation.
    E.g. “The servant was so miserable so my aunty let her off the hook.”
  3. Burn the candle at both ends.
    Meaning: working long hours without rest; working late into the night and beginning again early in the morning.
    E.g. “You can’t burn the candle at both ends forever. You have to enjoy life.”
  4. Learn the ropes.
    Meaning: learn how to do a particular job or task.
    E.g. “They must learn the ropes before they start the community service “

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

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