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Advanced English Idioms

Transcript:

Hi everyone! I am Georgiana, founder of speakenglishpodcast.com. My mission is to help you to speak English fluently.

Do you want to sound more like an English native speaker? 

Well, this is the perfect lesson for you. Today I’ll teach you ten idioms that will make you sound more like a native speaker. And with a Point of view story, you will improve your grammar, and at the same time, you’ll practice the expressions in context.

Ok. Let’s start!

1) GET OUT OF HAND: to become difficult to control.

When you lose control of things, they get out of hand. 

Examples:

“There was an argument that got out of hand, and the police came.”

“Your aggressive nature has gotten a bit out of hand.”

“The demonstration is getting out of hand.”

“It was only a joke but sadly got a little out of hand.”

2) GET YOUR HEAD AROUND IT: to understand something.

Examples:

  • “I just can’t get my head around the fact that she just broke up with me.”
  • “I just can’t get my head around the fact that I’m not getting promoted this year.”
  • “Have you got your head around your new situation?”

3) POUND THE PAVEMENT: to walk the streets looking for a job.

Examples:

  • “You’ll be pounding the pavement for months before you find another job.”
  • “I’ll need to pound the pavement to get a new job.”
  • “Last year, I spent three months pounding the pavement after I lost my job.”

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