By watching this video lesson, you will learn 5 English Idioms that will help you sound more like a native English speaker.
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ENGLISH IDIOM #1
English Idiom: Be in a tight spot …
Meaning: “To be in a difficult situation”
- You have put me in a tight spot, so I think I need to let you go.
- Her divorce put her in a tight spot, but she is doing better now.
- Jeremy put me in a tight spot when he brought up the bankruptcy in front of everyone.
ENGLISH IDIOM #2
English Idiom: Be off the mark
Meaning: “Not achieving the desired result due to inaccuracy”
- I was really off the mark on my exams.
- His efforts were off the mark.
- The weather forecast was really off the mark today.
ENGLISH IDIOM #3
English Idiom: Bend over backward
Meaning: “To work extra hard in an effort to make someone happy”
- Jamie’s husband constantly bends over backward for her!
- I bent over backward for that guy, and he still treats me poorly.
- I only bend over backward for family.
ENGLISH IDIOM #4
English Idiom: Bite off more than you can chew
Meaning: “To make a commitment you can not fulfill”
- I think I bit off more than I can chew with this new job.
- I need to expand my company, but I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew.
- He is about to bite off more than he can chew by marrying Sabrina.
ENGLISH IDIOM #5
English Idiom: Bitter pill to swallow
Meaning: “An unpleasant happening that is difficult to endure”
- Moving away from family was a bitter pill to swallow.
- The pandemic is a bitter pill to swallow, but we will overcome this!
- Failing the bar exam, yet again, was a bitter pill to swallow.