Hello, fellas! How’s your weekend?
Let’s discuss idioms related to transportation and travel! Here we go! #IOTW
On the same boat: sharing a particular experience or circumstance with someone else.
E.g.: “You’re not the only one who failed to get the concert ticket. We’re on the same boat!”
Jump on the bandwagon: to join or follow something once it is successful or popular.
E.g.: “I heard Black Panther movie is phenomenal, but I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon and watch it. Superhero movie isn’t my cup of tea.”
Paddle one’s own canoe: to be able to act independently.
E.g.: “Since I turned 25 this year, mom expected me to paddle my own canoe.”
Backseat driver: someone who tells the others how to do things.
E.g.: “I don’t need a backseat driver on this project. Stop pestering me with all your advice.”
Hit the road: to leave, especially on a road trip.
E.g.: “Let’s hit the road before dawn.”
Itchy feet: the need to leave or to travel.
E.g.: “Seeing the picture of a beach really gives me the itchy feet.”
Sail through (something): to complete something quickly and with ease.
E.g.: “My thesis sailed through the professor with no debate.”
A third/fifth wheel: An unwanted or unnecessary person.
E.g.: “Ann invited me to go to the movies, but if she also invited her boyfriend, I wouldn’t be joining. I would feel like a third wheel there.”
That wraps up our session, fellas! See you on another session.