Learn Idioms with Lewis School Staff – Part 2!

Learn Idioms with Lewis School staff

Here’s our second collection of English expressions brought to you by our staff. Check out our first collection of English idioms at this link.

A Piece of Cake

A piece of cake
Our first expression is from Abby. It’s a very easy expression, and it means… very easy!
Example: How was your English test? I scored 100% – it was a piece of cake!
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Keep Your Head Down

Next, here’s Andrew with the expression ‘keep your head down’.
This means ‘avoid trouble by behaving in a quiet way so people will not notice you’.
Example: The boss is in a bad mood today. You’d better keep your head down.
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Cost an Arm and a Leg

It cost an arm and a leg
Here’s Mike, who looks in great pain as he demonstrates the phrase ‘cost (someone) an arm and a leg’.
This means ‘to be very expensive’.
Example: Last month, I spent too much money on my graduation party, to buy the balloons, the cake and the drinks. It cost me an arm and a leg!
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Well done to our students Thomas, Yuri, Aubane, Francesco and Michela for the photo and example!

At the Drop of a Hat

At the drop of a hat
Now it’s Jung-A’s turn. Her expression is ‘to do something at the drop of a hat’.
This means ‘to do something immediately without stopping to think about it’. It can be used positively or negatively.
Example: If you asked me to help you, I’d do it at the drop of a hat.
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It’s Not Rocket Science!

It's not rocket science
Finally, here’s Adelle bringing you the idiom ‘it’s not rocket science’, with the help of a cute toy!
This humorous expression means ‘it’s not difficult – you don’t need to be super-intelligent to do it or understand it’.
Example: This game looks complicated at first, but don’t worry – it’s not rocket science!
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Learn Idioms with Lewis School Staff – Part 1

What do you say in your language?

Idioms are expressions whose meaning may not be obvious even if you know all the words they contain. For this reason, they’re often great fun to learn!
An idiom in one language may be totally different in another. Do have a different expression in your language for any of the idioms above? Leave a comment below.

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