PHRASE OF THE DAY- Daily (M-F)

Deporte, Gimnasia, Rana, Gracioso, Gimnasio, AjustarA phrase a day, keeps your English in shape.

January

By a twist of fate

By chance and changing everything.

“By a twist of fate, the main character ended up becoming a spy.”

22/01/2021

Half the battle

It is like saying you have made great progress towards your objective. You are a lot closer to achieving it.

“They had raised enough funds to rebuild the school. That was half the battle.”

21/01/2021

Count your blessings

Appreciate the good things in your life.

“I get it. Life can be tough but now, stop for a moment and count your blessings. It will make you see things from a different angle.”

20/01/2021

Lose face

To lose people’s respect.

“After the incident, the hospital feared losing face. They found a scape goat that they could blame and fire. Luckily, it all was uncovered eventually.”

19/01/2021

Turn the tables

Reverse the situation from being in a weaker position to being in a more advantageous position.

“During the final, the tables were turned when the local team proved to be stronger than their rivals had expected.”

18/01/2021

Not/never in a million years

It will never happen.

“When asked if he would get married again, he replied with no hesitation: Not in a million years!”

15/01/2021

I don’t buy it.

If someone is telling you something that you don’t believe, you can say that you don’t buy it.

“Another excuse for not having done the homework? I don’t buy it!.”

14/01/2021

Can’t get your head around something

Hard to understand and/or accept.

“This Chromecast system works randomly. I can’t really get my head around it.”

13/01/2021

Test the water/waters

To make a preliminary approach to see how things go before taking further action.

“He was advised to test the waters before moving his business to another region.”

12/01/2021

To be a thing

If something “is a thing” (informal), it exists and people know about it.

“I didn’t know that UV toothbrush sanitisers were a thing.”

11/01/2021