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CÁC IDIOMS QUAN TRỌNG THƯỜNG GẶP

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CÁC IDIOMS QUAN TRỌNG THƯỜNG GẶP
1.CATS AND DOGS: rain heavily
--> It's rainingcats and dogs = It's raining heavily
2. CHALK ANDCHEESE: very different from each other
--> I don't haveanything in common with my brother. We're like chalk and cheese.
3. HERE AND THERE: everywhere
--> I have been looking here and there for thegift I bought for my girlfriend.
4. A HOT POTATO: something that is difficult ordangerous to deal with (vấn đề nan giải, nóng
hổi)
--> The abortion issue is a political hot potatoin the US.
5. AT THE DROP OF THE HAT: immediately, instantly
--> If you need me, just call me. I can come atthe drop of a hat.
6.BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: time to start from the beginning ; it is time toplan
something over again (bắt đầu lại từ đầu)
--> My plans tocreate a tiny car made of glasses were unsuccessful, so I guess it is back tothe
drawing board.
7. BEAT ABOUT THEBUSH: avoiding the main topic, not speaking directly about the issue. (nói
vòngvo, không vô vấn đề chính)
--> Stop beatingabout the bush and answer myquestion.
8. BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD: a good inventionor innovation; a good idea or plan. (ý
tưởng hay, tốt)
--> Portable phones are marketed as the bestthing since sliced bread; people think they are
extremely good.
9. BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL: to stay up working,especially studying late at night (thức khuya
làm việc, học bài)
--> I will have a big exam tomorrow so I'll beburning the midnight oil tonight.
10. CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO STOOLS: when someone findsit difficult to choose between two
alternatives (lưỡng lự, không biết lựa chọncái nào, do dự)
--> I was caught between two stools when I hadto choose which shirt to hang out with my
girlfriends.
11.BREAK A LEG = good luck
12. HIT THE BOOKS =to study

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13. LET THE CAT OUTOF THE BAG: to reveal a secret or a surprise by accident ( để lộ bí mật)
--> It's asecret. Try not to let the cat out of the bag.
14. WHEN PIGS FLY =something will never happen (chuyện viễn vông, không tưởng)
15. SCRATCH SOMEONE'S BACK: helpsomeone out with the assumption that they will return
the favor in the future(giúp ai với mong muốn sau này người ta sẽ giúp lại mình)
--> "You scratch my back and I will scratchyours," the customer said when we talked about the
new sales contact.
16.HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD: do or say something exactly right (đoán, nói trúngphóc)
--> Mike hit thenail on the head when he said most people can use a computer without
knowinghow it works.
17. TAKESOMEONE/SOMETHING FOR GRANTE...
CÁC IDIOMS QUAN TRỌNG THƯỜNG GẶP
1.CATS AND DOGS: rain heavily
--> It's rainingcats and dogs = It's raining heavily
2. CHALK ANDCHEESE: very different from each other
--> I don't haveanything in common with my brother. We're like chalk and cheese.
3. HERE AND THERE: everywhere
--> I have been looking here and there for thegift I bought for my girlfriend.
4. A HOT POTATO: something that is difficult ordangerous to deal with (vấn đề nan giải, nóng
hổi)
--> The abortion issue is a political hot potatoin the US.
5. AT THE DROP OF THE HAT: immediately, instantly
--> If you need me, just call me. I can come atthe drop of a hat.
6.BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: time to start from the beginning ; it is time toplan
something over again (bắt đầu lại từ đầu)
--> My plans tocreate a tiny car made of glasses were unsuccessful, so I guess it is back tothe
drawing board.
7. BEAT ABOUT THEBUSH: avoiding the main topic, not speaking directly about the issue. (nói
vòngvo, không vô vấn đề chính)
--> Stop beatingabout the bush and answer myquestion.
8. BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD: a good inventionor innovation; a good idea or plan. (ý
tưởng hay, tốt)
--> Portable phones are marketed as the bestthing since sliced bread; people think they are
extremely good.
9. BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL: to stay up working,especially studying late at night (thức khuya
làm việc, học bài)
--> I will have a big exam tomorrow so I'll beburning the midnight oil tonight.
10. CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO STOOLS: when someone findsit difficult to choose between two
alternatives (lưỡng lự, không biết lựa chọncái nào, do dự)
--> I was caught between two stools when I hadto choose which shirt to hang out with my
girlfriends.
11.BREAK A LEG = good luck
12. HIT THE BOOKS =to study
NGUYỄN HẢI YẾN...
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