Tag Archives: idioms

Are you a sports lover?

A sports lover is an expression that describes a person who is mad about sport.

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Are you pulling my leg?

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To bug someone

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To be a guinea pig

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To be a pain in the neck!

To pull my leg

to pull my legAre you pulling my leg?

This is a common idiom used to respond to something we find unbelievable. For example, if a couch potato tells you that he or she completed a marathon, you might respond by saying: ‘Are you pulling my leg?’ because you think the situation is impossible.  In addition, if you pull someone’s leg, this means you are trying to make someone believe something is true when it isn’t. We usually do this as a joke, i.e. in situations that aren’t very serious.

OMG Janette, I still don’t get it!! OK, OK, check out this definition.

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Play it be ear

To take a rain check

can i take a rain chackTo take a rain check is an informal expression which means you can not accept an invitation but you intend to do so at a later date.

For example, last week I was invited out for dinner but because I was working I asked if I could take a rain check.

A workaholic

A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately imply that they simply feel compelled to do it

To have a heart of gold

heart of goldTo have a heart of gold is a common idiom which means:  to be kind or generous or friendly

EG:My mother has a heart of gold: she is always willing to help a stranger and donate to charity . Furthermore, she has supported me with every good, and every terrible decision I have made in my life. So, do you have a heart of gold or a heart of stone?