Kamis, 10 Desember 2009

Idioms (meaning in English)

1. Love is blind
= If you love someone, it doesn't matter what they look like. You will also overlook faults.
2. The grass next door is always greener
= means we always think we want what we do not have. We think that what everybody else has is better than what we have.

3. Better late than never
= suggests that doing something late is better than not doing it at all.

4. Better be sure than sorry
= comment learns to student that coming late
5. Blood is thicker than water
= that family relationships are stronger than others.

6. A friend in need is a friend indeed
= a friend who helps you when you really need help is a true friend.

7. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know
= This is the shortened form of the full idiom, 'better the devil you know than the devil you don't', and means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk with an unknown person or thing.

8. Barking dogs seldom bite
= those who make loud threats seldom carry them out.

9. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
= this means to me in you or someone else there is an extreme beauty that you have, but in another eyes you are not a epitome example of beauty at all. Diversity makes the world go round, a girl with long legs and quite tall is some idea of beauty. Then to the other she is just a skinny woman who has no charisma. She could be outstanding drop dead gorgeous to some; beauty is the eyes of the beholder.

10. Where there is a will there is a way
= This means that if people really want to do something, they will manage to find a way of doing it.
11. One is never old to learn
= No age limitation for learned.
12. First come first services

= This means there will be no preferential treatment and a service will be provided to those that arrive first.

13. An eye for eye, a toot for a toot
= Equal revenge.
14. Every cloud has a silver liting
= People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.

15. Clothes do not make men
= Of presenting extern doesn't reflect within itself.

16. Cleanliness is next to godliness
= It means that the only thing of more value than righteousness is being clean.

17. like father like son
= This is used when different generations of a family behave in the same way or have the same talents of defects.

18. All road-lead to Roma
= This means that there can be many different ways of doing something.

19. Easier said than done
= If something is easier said than done, it is much more difficult than it sounds. It is often used when someone advises you to do something difficult and tries to make it sound easy.

20. A bad workman always blames his tools
= someone that always blame its tool, eventually that its owns.

21. Call a spade a spade
= To speak plainly - to describe something as it really is.

22. Man make houses women make homes
= male does its work, and woman also do its task on the home.

23. Forbidden fruit is the sweetest
= that delicate something must there is the dark side it.

24. The best advice is found in the pillow
= If we have a problem, we may find the answer after a good night's sleep. People also often say: "I'll sleep on it."

25. No news is good news
= This is like the proverb "Bad news travels fast." If we are waiting for news about someone, it's probably good if we hear nothing because "bad news" would arrive quickly.


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