Idiom là những câu/cụm từ được người bản xứ sử dụng thường xuyên khi giao tiếp hằng ngày. Nếu bạn đang có ý định thi Ielts hoặc muốn nâng cao khả năng giao tiếp bằng tiếng Anh thì nhất định không thể bỏ qua bài viết này. Khi bạn sử dụng idiom trong bài thi Ielts Speaking là một trong những tiêu chí giúp bạn đạt số điểm cao.
1. A bite at the cherry
Meaning: An opportunity to achieve something
Example: He definitely wants a bite of the cherry.
2. As red as a cherry
Meaning: Very red
Example: Her cheeks were as red as a cherry.
Meaning: To “cherry-pick” is to select carefully.
Example: I can’t believe he left the company and then cherry-picked the best employee in my department!
4. Life is a bowl of cherries
Meaning: Life is a bowl of cherries means that life is easy.
Example: Life’s not exactly a bowl of cherries when you’re an international champ.
1. A plum job
Meaning: Very good job
Example: He got a plum job in an insurance company.
2. Speak with a plum in (one’s) mouth
Meaning: To speak in a manner that is indicative of a high social class. Primarily heard in UK.
Example: He spoke with such a plum in his mouth that none of us working-class sods could stand to listen to him.
1. Apples and Oranges
Meaning: Of two different classes, not comparable
Example: Comparing beer and good chardonnay is like comparing apples and oranges – they’re two different things.
Note: This is generally used with a form of “compare.”
2. As American as apple pie
Meaning: As American as apple pie means that something is quint essentially representative of American culture or values.
Example: Baseball is as American as apple pie.
3. Bad apple (especially US)
Meaning: A person who is corrupt or wicked
Example: It is hoped the inquiry will pick out the bad apples in the police force.
4. The apple never falls far from the tree
Meaning: To say that “the apple never falls far from the tree” is to suggest that a person’s personality traits are close to those of the person’s parents.
Example: Her daughter soon showed her own musical talent, proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
5. The apple of your eye
Meaning: The person who you are very fond of
Example: She has three children, but her youngest son is the apple of her eye.
6. Upset the apple cart
Meaning: To “upset the apple cart” is to ruin plans.
Example: Look, he’s not trying to upset the apple cart—he just needs to meet laterin the day now, that’s all.
1. Go bananas
Meaning: To become very angry, crazy or annoyed
Example: She’ll go bananas if she sees the house in this (dirty) condition.
2. Second banana
Meaning: A “second banana” is a subordinate, and the “top banana” is the leader.
Example: I generally don’t mind playing second banana when I’m with such a legendary comedian, but it would be nice to be the one getting all the laughs once in a while.
3. Top banana
Meaning: The “top banana” is the leader.
Example: You’ll have to ask the top banana. He’s out right now.
4. To go bananas
Meaning: To become crazy
Example: I’ll end up going bananas if I have to work in this cubicle for one more day!
Meaning: A person or thing that is beautiful
Example: You brought me coffee? Ah, you’re a peach.
2. Peaches and cream
Meaning: When everything is “peaches and cream”, life is going well.
Example: I’ve heard that women in older times actually bathed with milk to maintain a peaches-and-cream complexion.
Meaning: One is said to have “sour grapes” when one be littles something one covets but cannot obtain.
Example: Criticizing it is just sour grapes, but you still really want it.
Meaning: A vehicle that does not work properly
Example: The car dealer sold me a lemon.
Not give a fig
Meaning: Not to feel interested in something
Example: You can do what you want. I don’t give a fig.
(The) Last Straw
Meaning: A problem, burden, or mistake that finally makes someone run out of patience
Example: I’ve put up with all your mistakes on this project, but this is the last straw. I’m removing you from the team.
Note: A related idiom is “the straw the broke the camel’s back.”
Cool as a cucumber
Meaning: A person who is able to remain calm
Example: I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was as cool as a cucumber.
Meaning: To fail; to be unsuccessful
Example: What are we going to do this weekend if our plans go pear-shaped?
To Bear Fruit
Meaning: To develop in a profitable or positive way
Example: All the effort we put in on the software is finally beginning to bear fruit – sales for our department are up 20 percent.
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