How To Express Yourself In English About Your Daily Routine

In this lesson you will learn how to express yourself in English about your daily routine.


“Crack of Dawn”

  1. Example 1
    • My friend wants to go to the beach tomorrow. She has been quite busy at work these days, so she wants to relax a bit. So, I told her we have to get up at the crack of dawn in order to beat the traffic.
  2. Example 2
    • When I had my first baby, I remember the first month being the hardest month for my husband and I. She always went to bed earlier than us, which meant that she also got up earlier than us. On many occasions, she woke us up at the crack of dawn with her crying.


“First things first”

  1. Example 1
    • Anthony knows that he has to go back to his hometown for the annual family gathering. But first things first, he has to finish the last few portions of the project he has been working on over the past month.
  2. Example 2
    • Good afternoon everyone, thank you for coming to today’s meeting. We will be discussing our plan for the upcoming year and also multiple business strategies. But, first things first, does anyone have any questions they would like to ask me before we start?


“Grab a bite”

  1. Example 1
    • I’m usually quite busy on Friday mornings, because we have a weekly staff meeting right after lunch. So, I normally just grab a bite to eat from the corner store on the first floor of our building. Then I run to our meeting.
  2. Example 2
    • Since I am on a diet, I only grab a quick bite of something simple in the morning. But, during the day I usually get hungry. So in the afternoon, I eat a big lunch. I really look forward to these afternoon feasts.


“Hit the road”

  1. Example 1
    • My family and I are going on vacation tomorrow. But, the beach house is about 5 hours away. So, my dad said we need to hit the road early in order to beat the traffic.
  2. Example 2
    • Whenever my friends and I travel anywhere together, we try to hit the road late at night because there are less cars on the road.


“Piece of cake”

  1. Example 1
    • In high school, my math teacher said she could solve any math problem. So, my friends and I challenged her with a difficult math problem. But, it turned out to be a piece of cake for her. She finished it in less than 30 seconds.
  2. Example 2
    • Fixing my car was a piece of cake for my uncle, because he is a mechanic.


“In over one’s head”

  1. Example 1
    • When my boss initially explained the project details to me, I thought it was going to be a cinch. But after saying yes, and then looking over the project more carefully, I realized that I was in over my head.
  2. Example 2
    • Mothers of newborn babies usually feel like they are way in over their heads. They have to cook, clean, and take care of their babies. So, by the end of the day they are super exhausted.


“Back to the drawing board”

  1. Example 1
    • After working for a full month on the project, they realized that they had done it all wrong. So, their boss told them to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new plan.
  2. Example 2
    • The architect who built our house said that it took him a full 6 months just to come up with the design. He told us that he had to go back to the drawing board more than ten times.


“Bite off more than I can chew”

  1. Example 1
    • I bit off more than I could chew when I volunteered to teach 30 elementary school students how to play soccer. It was much more difficult than I had anticipated.
  2. Example 2
    • I made a goal to memorize 100 vocabulary words a day. But, after a few days I realized that I had bit off more than I could chew, because I also had a full time job.


“Cost an arm and a leg”

  1. Example 1
    • It cost an arm and a leg to take our entire family to Hawaii for vacation. But, it was well worth it because we had an amazing time.
  2. Example 2
    • My husband and I want to redecorate our kitchen, but we realized that it will cost us an arm and a leg to get it professionally done. So, we just decided to do it ourselves.



  1. Example 1
    • After a long day at work, the first thing I want to do when I get home is kick my shoes off, sit on the sofa, and just unwind.
  2. Example 2
    • Sometimes people find it hard to unwind after a busy day at work. They have a hard time not thinking about all of the work they have to do the next day.


“Hit the sack”

  1. Example 1
    • I have an early flight tomorrow, so I decided to hit the sack a little earlier than usual. I want to be well rested when I get up in the morning.
  2. Example 2
    • The children wanted to stay up and watch one more movie, but their parents told them that it was already past their bedtime. So, they all had to hit the sack.


Now if you want even more details and more examples on how to answer any question in English, then you must get your How To Make Long Sentences in English e-book today. Through this ebook you will learn how to answer any question in English and also how to make long sentences in English. Keep learning and go to today.

~Teacher Tiffani’





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