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#IOTW: Idioms Related to Transportation and Travel

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.

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

#IOTW: Traveling idioms


Good evening, Fellas! Holiday is coming really soon. Are you going somewhere? Wherever you go, traveling with family or friends is always fun! We hope y’all have good time.

Tonight’s session will be about traveling idioms. Do you know any? Mention us and we’ll RT.

  1. Itchy feet. Meaning: feeling of a need to travel.
    • Example:
      • “Anita has itchy feet every December. This time she is traveling to Peru.”
  1. Off the beaten track. Meaning: away from the frequently traveled routes.
    • Example:
      • “We found a gorgeous empty waterfall off the beaten track in Bali.”
  1. At the wheel. Meaning: driving; in control of a vehicle.
    • Example:
      • “You need to rest well tonight. You’re at the wheel tomorrow morning.”
  1. Hit the road. Meaning: to begin traveling; to leave a place; to go away.
    • Example:
      • “It’s holiday season, let’s hit the road!”
  1. Red-eye flight. Meaning: an overnight or late-night flight.
    • Example:
      • “One of the reasons I took the red-eye flight was the price. It was so much cheaper.”
  1. One for the road. Meaning: having one more of something before departing.
    • Example:
      • “You have to leave soon. Take a bottle of juice for the road.”
  1. Live out of a suitcase. Meaning: to continuously travel from place to place.
    • Example:
      • “I know a couple who lives out of their suitcases. They’re really popular now.”

Compiled and written by @FaridArdian for @englishtips4u on Wednesday, 23 December 2015.