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Friendship Phrasal Verbs Lesson


Meet Amy.  Amy is shy and lonely.  

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English idioms #17

sitonthefence

To Sit on the Fence

 

meaning: to be neutral in an argument or discussion, or to not know which side to choose.

 

example:

Tom: I think we should have the party in a restaurant.

Dave: I disagree, we should have the party at my house. What do you think Bob?

Bob: I don’t know, I’m going to sit on the fence.

English Idioms #15

grapevine

TO HEAR IT ON THE GRAPEVINE

or TO HEAR IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

 

meaning: to say you have heard news or gossip from someone else

 

example:

I heard it on the grapevine that you and Sandra are dating! Is it true?

 

Extra! This phrase is famously used in the song recorded by Marvin Gaye, “I heard it through the grapevine.” You can check it out (with lyrics) here!

English idioms #13

hitthenailonthehead

TO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD

 

meaning: to describe exactly the cause of a situation or problem

 

example:

 

a – Everyone always complains about the boss. I think the problem is he doesn’t comunicate  well enough

 

b – I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. He needs to talk to his staff more.

 

English idioms #12

twistyourarm

TO TWIST SOMEONE’S ARM

 

meaning: to put pressure on someone to do something

example:

a – Ok, it’s ten o’clock, I have to go home now.

 

b – Hey, don’t go home now, stay for another drink!

 

a – Oh okay, you’ve twisted my arm, I’ll stay.”