Sunday, June 7, 2015

English: Idioms and Writing

smell a rat = fell that something is wrong

The exam was going fine before I received this unexpected task. “I smelled a rat” I thought.

Note: This idiom uses as personal attitude. We can’t use phrase “It smelled a rat”.
But there is a book which title is also appropriate.

go to the dogs = become run-down

The stock market fell. It’s awful! Everything is going to the dogs!!!

fishy = strange and suspicious

This man looks like an honest person but look at his biography. He was in prison many times. And his behavior at yesterday’s party was fishy.
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take the bull by the horns = take decisive action in a difficult situation.

They have been trying to keep their relationship many years and finally Susan took the bull by the horns and suggested divorce.

Written during Stephanie’s class on

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