By watching this video lesson, you will learn 5 English Expressions that will help you sound more natural.
STUDY WITH ME
Be my Homie: Join this channel to get access to perks
Daily English Vocabulary Email: Take your vocabulary to the next level with these daily vocabulary lessons in your email inbox
Free English Newsletter: Receive English tips via email
English With Tiffani App: Improve your English with my English App
Daily English Lessons Membership: Stop being stuck and finally go from the intermediate to the advanced English level with these daily English lessons
Speak English Like A Native Membership: Join this community and start speaking English more naturally
English Books & Resources: These resources will help you improve your vocabulary, sentence structures, interview skills, and much more
ENGLISH IDIOM #1
Light a fire under someone
Definition: to motivate or inspire someone to take action
- The coach’s halftime speech lit a fire under the team and they won the game.
- The deadline for the project is approaching, we need to light a fire under the team.
- The inspiring story of the successful entrepreneur lit a fire for aspiring business owners.
ENGLISH IDIOM #2
Pull oneself up by the bootstraps
Definition: to improve one’s situation through hard work and determination
- After losing his job, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and started his own business.
- She pulled herself up by the bootstraps and overcame the challenges of being a single mother.
- The athlete pulled himself up by the bootstraps and trained harder to win the championship.
ENGLISH IDIOM #3
Put one’s nose to the grindstone
Definition: to work hard and diligently on a task
- The students put their noses to the grindstone and studied for the final exams.
- The writer put his nose to the grindstone and finished the book before the deadline.
- The team put their noses to the grindstone and completed the project ahead of schedule.
ENGLISH IDIOM #4
Bite the bullet
Definition: to face a difficult or unpleasant situation with courage and determination
- She had to bite the bullet and tell her boss the truth about the mistake she made.
- The athlete had to bite the bullet and play through the pain to help his team win.
- The company had to bite the bullet and make some tough decisions to stay afloat.
ENGLISH IDIOM #5
Keep one’s eye on the ball
Definition: to stay focused on the goal or objective
- The project manager reminded the young man to keep his eye on the ball and not get distracted by minor issues.
- The athlete kept his eye on the ball and scored the winning goal.
- The entrepreneur kept her eye on the ball and achieved her business goals.