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#IOTW: Idioms of The Week (2)

Before we start, please bear in mind: learn idioms by memorizing the phrases/expressions as a whole, not word by word.

Let’s start!

  1. Every now and again/every now and then/every once in a while. Arti: sekali-kali.
    • Example:
      • “I swim every once in a while.”
  2. Put out. Arti: memadamkan/ mematikan.
    • Example:
      • “The rain has put out the fire.”
  3. Hit the hay/hit the sack. Arti: pergi tidur.
    • Example:
      • “It’s already late. Let’s hit the sack.”
  4. Like crazy/like mad. Arti: mati-matian.
    • Example:
      • “I miss you like crazy.”
  5. Go to pieces. Arti: hati jadi remuk redam.
    • Example:
      • “Did you know? I went to pieces when you left.”
  6. Pain in the ass. Arti: orang yang menjengkelkan.
    • Example:
      • “He’s such a pain in the ass, no one likes him.”
  7. Make it snappy. Arti: cepat-cepat.
    • Example:
      • Make it snappy! We don’t have much time.”
  8. Out of touch. Arti: tidak lagi berhubungan.
    • Example:
      • “I never meet her again now. She’s out of touch.”
  9. Get set. Arti: bersiap-siap.
    • Example:
      • “Are you ready? Get set… Go!”
  10. Smash hit. Arti: berhasil sekali.
    • Example:
      • “The new Brad Pitt’s movie is a smash hit.”

Compiled and written by  for  Tuesday, June 28, 2011.


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#IOTW: Idioms of the week

  1. Once and for all. Arti: harus saya katakan dengan tegas & tidak akan saya ulang lagi.
    • Contoh:
      • Once and for all, finish your homework before going out.”
  2. Live up to. Arti: menepati; sesuai dengan.
    • Contoh:
      • “You have made your promise. Live up to it!”
  3. Had better. Arti: lebih baik.
    • Contoh:
      • “I had better (or I’d better) go home now, it is late.”
  4. Get to the bottom. Artinya: mengetahui penyebab sesungguhnya.
    • Contoh:
      • “We need to solve this problem. However, let’s get to the bottom of it first.”
  5. Look back. Artinya: menoleh kembali.
    • Contoh:
      • “Sometimes when we look back at our lives, we regret things we have done.”
  6. Run in the familyArtinya: mendarah daging dalam keluarga.
    • Contoh:
      • “The love of arts runs in his family.”
  7. Dead tired. Artinya: lelah sekali.
    • Contoh:
      • “I am dead tired, I don’t think I can do anymore housework.”
  8. Taken aback. Artinya: terkejut dan bingung.
    • Contoh:
      • “I was taken aback when I heard his voice from across the hall.”
  9. Skeleton in the closet Artinya: rahasia yang memalukan.
    • Contoh:
      • “Before you say things about other people, remember the skeleton in your closet.”
  10. Gear up forArtinya: bersiap-siap menghadapi.
    • Contoh:
      • “Let’s gear up for the next final test!”

 

Compiled and written by @EnglishTips4U for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, May 5, 2011

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