Idioms With The Elements

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Idiómák az természet elemeivel. 

Idioms With The Elements

to go to the ends of the earth

They went to the ends of the earth to save the company but it was too late.

mindent megtenni valami érdekében

to fall on stony ground

Her request about keeping the area clean around the copy machine has fallen on stony ground.

amikor valami süket fülekre talál

salt of the earth

My grandfather was the salt of the earth, everyone liked him.

nagyon jó és őszinte emberekre mondják

to pluck a number out of the air

You don’t have to give me an exact figure, just pluck a number out of the air.

találomra mondani valamit

to blow hot and cold

Her behaviour nowadays is very confusing, she blows hot and cold.

amikor valaki szeszélyesen viselkedik és kiszámíthatatlan és nem lehet eldönteni hogy tetszünk-e az illetőnek vagy nem

to see which way the wind is blowing

Don’t ask for a promotion yet. See which way the wind is blowing, then you can go to your boss.

megvárni, hogy alakulnak az események, mielőtt döntést hozunk

to play with fire

You were playing with fire when you asked your mother whether you can drink a cocktail at the party.

a tűzzel játszani

to spread like wildfire

The rumour about their breakup has spread like wildfire.

futótűzként terjed

there’s no smoke without fire

I know you don’t want to believe all those bad things you hear about him but remember, there’s no smoke without fire.

nem zörög a haraszt, ha nem fúj a szél

to add fuel to the flames

She really added fuel to the flames when she told her mom that not only did she have a boyfriend, they had been dating secretly for months.

olaj a tűzre, amikor rontunk a már eleve rossz helyzeten

in deep water

She is clearly in deep water now. She is struggling with work and with her kid and she has the flu.

mély vízben lenni (nehéz helyzetben)

to be a drop in the ocean

You’re so kind to help us but unfortunately it’s just a drop in the ocean.

csepp a tengerben

Find the definitions of the idioms in the table.

to be a drop in the ocean, to fall on stony ground, in deep water, to add fuel to the flames, there’s no smoke without fire, to spread like wildfire, to play with fire, to see which way the wind is blowing, to blow hot and cold, to go to the ends of the earth, to pluck a number out of the air, salt of the earth

1.    when something (especially a piece of news) goes around very quickly

2.    to be a very small part of something in comparison to what is needed

3.    a very good and honest person

4.    if people are saying something but you don’t know if it’s true or not but probably true

5.    in a difficult situation which is very hard to handle

6.    to see how a situation develops before deciding something

7.    choosing a number at random

8.    doing something that could be dangerous

9.    to make a situation worse

10.somebody whose attitude is very hard to follow because he/she is sending mixed massages

11.when something you ask is ignored

12.to do everything you can

Key:

1.    to spread like wildfire

2.    to be a drop in the ocean

3.    salt of the earth

4.    there’s no smoke without fire

5.    in deep water

6.    to see which way the wind is blowing

7.    to pluck a number out of the air

8.    to play with fire

9.    to add fuel to the flames

10.  to blow hot and cold

11.  to fall on stony ground

12.  to go to the ends of the earth

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Nézd meg ezt is:  2011.04.15. - Phrasal Verbs QUIZ

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