Down to earth // Out of the woods // Get wind of something

Today we will review three new English idioms. Down to earth, Out ofthe woods, and Get wind of something. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each of the English idioms. After reviewing the information, try to make your own sentences. Then check out all of the other English Idioms.

ENGLISH IDIOMS

IDIOMMEANING
Down to earthStraightforward; simple in style
Out of the woodsOut of danger or difficulty
Get wind of somethingTo hear about something

DOWN TO EARTH

#EXAMPLES
1Ruth is a very down-to-earth woman.
2I like his down-to-earth approach to fixing problems.
3My ideal type is a man who is down-to-earth.

OUT OF THE WOODS

#EXAMPLES
1When the patient got out of the woods, his parents relaxed.
2The doctor said you would be out of the woods in a week.
3As soon as her temperature goes down, she’ll be out of the woods.

GET WIND OF SOMETHING

#EXAMPLES
1He caught wind of the story being spread about him.
2As soon as she got wind of the play, she ordered tickets.
3I don’t want my teacher to get wind of the fact that I’m leaving early today.

 

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