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Idioms

English for Angry Situations

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These are some useful adjectives, idioms and slang you can use the next time someone gets angry.

Angry Adjectives:

Here are some adjectives that we use that mean angry. They are show strong anger. They can be used in any situation - none of them are slang.

What does Touch Wood mean?

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Touch wood - British English
Knock on wood - American English

This expression is said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future. The expression is usually used in the hope that a good thing will continue to occur after it has been acknowledged.

Storm Idioms: 5 for you to learn

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storm:

(noun)An extreme weather condition with very strong wind, heavy rain and often thunder and lightning.

You probably heard the word storm used to describe weather, like in the definition above. Did you know that storm is also used to describe strong emotions? For example:

Listening practice: What's happening?

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Touch your head. Touch your nose. Touch your shoulder. Touch your throat. Where? Do you know where your throat is? Your throat is the front part of your neck or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go. In English, we have a few idioms that use this part of the body...and here they are:

cut-throat

Ruthless, merciless. Extremely competitive environment

10 water idioms for difficult situations

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'I'm not a ...' 4 useful expressions

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"I am not a MACHINE!!"

Idioms for exciting things

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Imagine, for a moment, that you went to watch a movie. Your friend is thinking about going to see it and she asks you what it was like. You could answer "It was exciting", but that would be a boring way to describe it. Make your English more interesting by using one of these well-known idioms.

March Idioms

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Here are a few expressions that use the word 'march' Remeber that 'march' is the name of a month, a type of uniformed walking (imagine a group of soldiers walking), and also a group of people walking in a public area to show support or protest towards something:

to be as mad as a March hare

To be crazy:

'I was just speaking to Tom. That guy is as mad as a March hare! He has the craziest ideas.'