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Sunday, 9 February 2014

On Cloud Nine

English Idioms

this is the second part of my list. Check this out. Please feel free to use these idioms in your conversations.

Part TWO

chasing rainbowsSomeone who is chasing rainbows is trying to get something they will never obtain.
She's trying to get into Oxford, but I think she's chasing rainbows.
raindrop in the droughtWhen someone is waiting for a raindrop in the drought, they are waiting and hoping for something that has little chance of happening.
For many people, finding a job these days is like waiting for a raindrop in the drought.
raining cats and dogsIf it's raining cats and dogs, it is raining very heavily.
We'll have to cancel the picnic I'm afraid - it's raining cats and dogs.
storm is brewingIf you say that a storm is brewing, you mean that the atmosphere indicates that there is going to be trouble, probably with outbursts of anger or emotion.
As soon as we saw Pete's face, we knew there was a storm brewing.
storm in a teacupTo refer to something as a storm in a teacup means that people are making a lot of unnecessary fuss or getting excited about something unimportant.
They were arguing about who should go to the supermarket, but it was just a storm in a teacup.
in the eye of thestormA person or organization who is in the eye of the storm is deeply involved in a difficult situation which affects a lot of people.
The Prime Minister was often in the eye of the storm during the debate on the war in Iraq.
lull before the stormA period of unnatural calm before a difficult time or violent activity is called the lull before the storm.
The sales start on January 1st. The quiet period before that is just the lull before the storm.
weather the stormIf you weather the storm, you succeed in surviving a difficult period or situation.
Given the current recession, the company is weathering the storm better than most.
stormy relationshipIf you have a stormy relationship with someone, you have a lot of arguments and disagreements.
After a very stormy relationship, they decided to separate.
make hay while sunshinesThis expression is used as an encouragement to take advantage of a good situation which may not last.
Successful athletes are advised to make hay while the sun shines.
snowed underSomeone who is snowed under has so many things to do, usually work, that they unable to cope with it all.
With the 'flu epidemic, doctors and nurses are completely snowed under.
face like thunderIf someone has a face like thunder, they look very angry.
When Dad is really angry, he has a face like thunder!
tide has turnedWhen a trend has changed from one thing to another, the tide has turned.
Before, people wanted to live in residential suburbs; now the tide has turned and warehouses are being converted into fashionable loft apartments.
under the weatherIf you are under the weather, you are not feeling very well.
You look a bit under the weather.  What's the matter?
chill wind of somethingIf you face or feel the chill wind of something, you are beginning to encounter the problems or trouble it causes.
Many building companies are facing the chill wind of the recession.
get wind ofIf you get wind of something, you hear about something you were unaware of, usually a private or secret matter.
The chairman didn't want the press to get wind of the takeover before the agreement was signed.
know which waywind blowsThis expression means that it is advisable to know how a situation is developing, or what the tendency is, in order to be prepared for any changes.
Before we decide on anything, we need to know which way the wind is blowing.

On Cloud Nine

Hi everyone, as I was sitting in front of my computer, I thought of listing some English idioms that we can use in our everyday conversation. So, check this out....

Part ONE

bolt from the blueTo refer to something as a bolt from the blue means that it happened totally unexpectedly.
The chairman's resignation came as a bolt from the blue.
on cloud nineA person who is on cloud nine is very happy because something wonderful has happened.
When the boss announced my promotion, I was on cloud nine.
cloud on the horizonA problem or difficulty that is predictable, or seems likely to arise in the future, is called a cloud on the horizon.
They are happily married and for the moment there appear to be no clouds on the horizon.
in the darkIf someone is kept or left in the dark about something, they are not informed about it.
The personnel was kept in the dark about the merger until the last minute.
fair-weather friendSomeone who acts as a friend when times are good, and is not there when you are in trouble, is called a fair-weather friend.
I thought I could count on Bill, but I've discovered he's just a fair-weather friend.
heavens openWhen the heavens open, it suddenly starts to rain heavily.
As soon as the race started, the heavens opened and the runners were soaked.
once in a blue moonIf something occurs once in a blue moon, it happens very rarely.
Bill has very little contact with his brother. They see each other once in a blue moon.
reach for the moonIf you reach for the moon, you are very ambitious and try to achieve something even if it is difficult.
His parents were hardworking people who encouraged their children to reach for the moon.
come rain or shineIf a person does something come rain or shine, they do it regularly, whatever the circumstances.
He goes to the gym club every day, come rain or shine.
never rains but it poursThis expression is used to comment on the fact that when something bad happens, other bad things often happen too, and make the situation even worse.
First he forgot his briefcase, then he lost his wallet, and when he reached the car park, his car had been stolen - it never rains but it pours!
take a rain checkTo say that you take a rain check means that you cannot accept an invitation or offer now, but you will be happy to accept it later.
Do you mind if I take a rain check on that lunch invitation? I'm going to be away all week.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Minyak oh Minyak

Nak share sikit minyak-minyak yang bagus....

Kata orang minyak ni elok untuk badan - kurangkan kolesterol dan sebagainya...

tapi... ikut kata pakar kalau dapat yang ini lagi bagus....

Janji yang ada 'extra virgin'....

yang ini VCO atau nama lainya minyak kelapa dara...

Minyak ni macam macam kegunaannya untuk merawat segala jenispenyakit.

Selain daripada minyak tu, ada lagi minyak-minyak yang lain yang bagus seperti....

ahaaaaaa.... yang ini bagus untuk urut satu badan dan luka luka kecil...
Selain itu, banyak lagiminyak yang bagus dan mempunyai seribu satu kegunaan seperti:

yang ini pula....

Bagus untuk menggoreng dan memasak....


yang ini pula janganlah pulak dimakan..... tak sesuai... kalau makan mahu mati!
sah sahih yang ini untuk....

hehehehee.... ok lah. Itu saja....


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