IDIOMS FOR AUTUMN: all the leaves are falling down

Welcome back, dear students! El BLOG de INK Lingua vuelve a sus andadas una vez más tras una breve pero necesaria pausa para recargar pilas y traeros nuevo contenido de calidad. Hoy os traemos una entrada sobre IDIOMS, expresiones y frases hechas en inglés. IDIOMS FOR AUTUMN!



Como os decíamos, en esta entrada vamos a conocer algunos de los idioms o expresiones más importantes de temática otoñal (autumn or fall). De esta manera, recopilamos aquí una lista de ellos con sus definiciones y ejemplos de uso.

Apple of (someone’s) eye

The person who is most loved or cherished by someone else; the person someone is most proud of.

Did he know he has 9 grandchildren!! And all of them are boys except for one. And his granddaughter is certainly the apple of his eye. He adores her.

The apple never falls far from the tree

Used when someone has characters or traits as his/her relatives or parents; when someone behaves just like his/her relatives or parents.

Laura is planning to go to medical school next fall. She says she wants to be a surgeon like her father and grandfather. I guess the apple never falls far from the tree.

To drive someone nuts

Making someone feel crazy; to exasperate someone; to make someone feel annoyed to distraction. (Similar expressions: to drive someone crazy, driving someone bonkers, to drive someone up a wall)

PLEASE turn down your music!!! I can’t think, I can’t study, I can’t do anything. You’re driving me nuts!

To turn over a new leaf

Beginning again; to start anew; reforming; refreshing.

I’m serious this time. I know I always say I’m going to quit smoking but I’m really serious. It’s time to turn over a new leaf. I just had my annual medical exam and it wasn’t good. It’s time to quit.

Save for a rainy day

To reserve something (usually money) for a future need. (Similar expressions: to put something away for a rainy day, to keep something for a rainy day)

I didn’t expect to receive this much for my annual bonus! I’m glad to have some extra money to save for a rainy day.

I just purchased a new board game for the kids. They’re going to love it! But I’m not going to give it to them yet. I saved it for a rainy day during the winter school break.

To feel/be under the weather

To feel ill; unwell.

I’m so sorry to cancel our lunch meeting but I’m feeling under the weather. I think it’s best if I go home to get some rest. I can’t afford to be sick this week!

To get wind of something

learning of or hearing about something; to learn about something secret; to hear a piece of information that was supposed to be a secret.

I just had a job interview with a new company! I’m so excited. But please don’t tell anyone yet. I don’t want my boss to get wind of the fact that I’m looking for a new job.

¡Pues esto ha sido todo por hoy! Esperamos que hayáis aprendido y conocido nuevas expresiones y que, por supuesto, las uséis en esta época del año tan propia. A nosotros nos encanta el otoño, digamos que: «we FALL for Autumn!», ¿y vosotros?

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