10 اصطلاح مفید: Band 8.0+ for IELTS Speaking
- Kill two birds with one stone
This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time.
==>I killed two birds with one stone and saw some old friends while I was in Leeds visiting my parents.
- Last straw
The final problem in a series of problems.
==>This is the last straw. I’m calling the police.
- Let sleeping dogs lie
to not talk about things which have caused problems in the past, or to not try to change a situation because you might cause problems
==>Jane knew she should report the accident but decided to let sleeping dogs lie.
- Let the cat out of the bag
To reveal a secret or a surprise, often without an intention to do so
==>It’s a secret. Try not to let the cat out of the bag.
- Not playing with a full deck
Someone who lacks intelligence.
Jim’s a nice guy, but with some of the foolish things he does, I wonder if he’s not playing with a full deck.
- Far cry from
Very different from
==>What you did was a far cry from what you said you were going to do.
- Give the benefit of the doubt
to decide you will believe someone or something
==>I didn’t know whether his story was true or not, but I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt.
- Pull the wool over someone’s eyes
Deceive someone into thinking well of them.
==> You can’t pull the wool over my eyes. I know what’s going on.
- See eye to eye
This idiom is used to say that two (or more people) agree on something.
==>My father and I see eye to eye on most things.
- Whole nine yards
Everything, the entire amount, as far as possible
==>When I was little, my family always had lots of pets – dogs, cats,hamsters, fish, rabbits – the whole nine yards.