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