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10 Idioms to describe feeling good or bad

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Idioms

Read the sentences and decide if the idioms describe feeling good or bad:

    1 - Not so long ago I was down in the dumps. I lost my job. However, last week I jumped for joy when I was offered a new job.

    2 - Randy had a sinking feeling that they were going to fire him, because they moved his office. However, when they told him that he was staying in the company he was pleased as Punch.

    3 - I was von edge when my company was laying off many people due to the economic crisis. Then they told me they weren't letting me go. I was thrilled to bits.

    4 - I was on top of the world when I was offered a higher paid job. I had my fill of my old job which didn't pay as much and had longer working hours.

    5 - I didn't get the promotion and I felt really bummed out. Then they offered me a bonus in my pay for all the hard work I had done. It made my day.

Writing Practice

a. When was the last time you jumped for joy?
b. Do you know anyone who is feeling down in the dumps at the moment? Why do they feel that way?
c.When was the last time you were on edge?

By Frits Holst, EC London English School

Link: Practice Idioms

  • 1 - Which of these idioms means 'to feel very nervous':




  • 2 - Which idiom means 'feel something bad is going to happen':





  • 3 - Which idiom means 'depressed':




  • 4 - 'To not accept a bad situation any longer':




  • 5 - Which one of these is different from the rest:









Comments

a. When was the last time

a. When was the last time you jumped for joy?

When I passed my ECCE exam.

b. Do you know anyone who is feeling down in the dumps at the moment? Why do they feel that way?

A friend of mine is down n the dumps,because he broke up with his girlfriend.

c.When was the last time you were on edge?

When I sat for a maths exam at private school.

I was jumped for joy when I

I was jumped for joy when I was given a new perfume on my birthday!!!
My sister was feeling down in the dumps when her chief put her vacation off for two weeks.
I'm always on edge crossing this street, there is no pedestrian crossing near at hand.

The Economic Crisis

10 idioms to describe the economic crisis. And I will jump for joy when it ends, because a lot of people are feeling down in the dumps nowadays. And I am on edge when many offices closes.Sad
I try to remember all these idioms, they are not easy. Worried
Thank you for the lesson. Smile

I jumped for joy when I

I jumped for joy when I found this site.
I am feeling down in the dumps because I can't afford myself to visit one of EC Schools this year.
I can't tell when I last time was on edge.

i'm on top of the world again!

The last time time i jumped for joy is when i found this site.

Everybody is down in the dumps when they think nobody cares.

I was on edge the first time I wrote a comment here.

Thanks Chris for this lesson

again .. im here

i was down  in the dumps when i lost my log in password to this web site... however yesterday i jumped for the joy when i found the paper where i wrote it down