Da bi govorili engleski kako se govori u svakodnevnom govoru, morate znati idiome. Morate znati šta znače i kako da ih koristite da bi postali “insajder”. U ovom blog članku pokazaću vam neke od najpopularnijih engleskih idioma koji se trenutno koriste. Zapamtite: znanje je moć.
1. GET OUT OF HAND: izgubiti kontrolu nad nečim
The party got out of hand and the guests started to throw bottles at each other.
2. GET YOUR HEAD AROUND IT: razumeti nešto
I just can’t get my head around the fact that Joe is leaving us.
3. DIG IN YOUR HEELS / STICK TO YOUR GUNS: odbijati da promenimo mišljenje
My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I dug in my heels and went on to become a famous writer.
My parents wanted me to give up writing, but I stuck to my guns and went on to become a famous writer.
4. PULL A RABBIT OUT OF A HAT: uraditi nešto neuobičajeno što se činilo nemogućim
I thought we were going bankrupt, but my partner pulled a rabbit out of his hat and we landed a major contract.
5. LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED: uraditi sve u našoj moći da bi postigli cilj
I’ll leave no stone unturned until I find out who did this.
6. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER: smiriti se i ponašati se normalno
I understand you’ve had a bad day, but pull yourself together and get on with your job, will you?
7. ONCE IN A BLUE MOON: nešto što se retko desšava
We used to see him all the time, but now he just visits us once in a blue moon.
8. HANG IN THERE: sačekaj i budi strpljiv
I know you’d really like to call him, but I don’t think that’s the right thing to do now. Just hang in there and he will call you.
9. SHOOT FROM THE HIP: govoriti direktno
If you want to get on well with your boss, try not to shoot from the hip next time. You don’t want to offend him, do you?
10. GO THE EXTRA MILE: veoma se potruditi da se postigne cilj
If you want to become proficient in English, you’ll have to go the extra mile and start learning idioms.
My English class was great, we learnt so much because our teacher was the best, she always went the extra mile for us.
11. SOLD ME OUT: potkazati nekoga, odati tajnu
I asked you to keep it to yourself! I can’t believe you sold me out, I trusted you.
12. YOU SOLD ME (ON SOMETHING): ubediti nekoga
OK, you’ve sold me. I’ll go to the match with you.
13. BLOW SOMEBODY AWAY: biti veoma impresioniran
The exhibition just blew me away. I’d never seen so many beautiful paintings before.
14. BE CHUFFED TO BITS: biti veoma srećan
Hey, thanks for the present! I’m chuffed to bits.
15. FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER: osećati se loše
I think I’m going to have to take the day off work. I feel quite under the weather today.
16. SKELETON CREW: minimalni broj ljudi koji je potreban za rad
Can you come back after the holidays? We’re operating with a skeleton crew at the moment.
17. NO-BRAINER: laka odluka
Do you think I should propose to Judy?
Come on, it’s a no-brainer. She’s such a fantastic woman!
18. A STONE’S THROW: veoma blizu
The hotel was a stone’s throw from the beach. I loved it.
19. HEAR ON THE GRAPEVINE: čuti glasine ili nepotvrđenu priču
I heard on the grapevine that Charlie and Sarah are dating at the moment.
20. SIT ON THE FENCE: zauzeti neutralnu poziciju
Well don’t you think I’m right, he’s been acting differently hasn’t he?
I’m sitting on the fence with this one, you’re both my good friends
21. TAKE WHAT SOMEONE SAYS WITH A PINCH OF SALT: smatrati da je nešto preuveličano, ili misliti da je samo delimično tačno
Did you hear what Tina said happened in the office yesterday?
Oh, I would take anything she says with a pinch of salt.
22. PIECE OF CAKE: veoma lako
Do you think you could beat him in a race?
Yeah, piece of cake. I’m definitely a lot faster than him.
23. HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD: pogoditi pravo u centar
My doctor hit the nail on the head. He knew exactly what was wrong with me!
24. COSTS AN ARM AND A LEG: veoma skupo
My son wants that mountain bike for his birthday, but it’ll cost an arm and a leg!
25. HIT THE BOOKS: učiti naporno
Do you want to go for lunch somewhere nice?
No thanks, I’m going to hit the books. I have an exam coming up soon.
26. BITE OFF MORE THAN YOU CAN CHEW: preuzeti na sebe više nego što smo u stanju da uradimo
He recently got promoted and took on some new responsibilities, but he’s just too busy. He bit off more than he could chew, and I don’t think he can handle it anymore.
27. WHEN PIGS FLY: nešto što je nemoguće da se dogodi
Aren’t you going to buy that dream house you told me about?
Ugh, I will when pigs fly. It’s just so expensive, I don’t think it’ll happen.
28. DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: ne doneti odluku na osnovu kratkog utiska ili spoljašnjeg izgleda
I don’t like our new neighbours very much, they’re quite strange.
Hey, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Give them a chance, I think they’re just a bit quirky but really nice!
29. YOU ROCK:super si!
Thanks for the tickets, Rob. You rock!
30. MISS THE BOAT: propustiti priliku
Have you applied for that job yet?
No, I think I may have missed the boat. I should’ve done it last week.
By prof Vesna Waite