[Lượm nhặt] English Idioms – Thành ngữ Tiếng Anh

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1.    Piece of cake: something is very easy. – thứ gì đó dễ ẹc à =)))

Ex: The English test today is a piece of cake

2.    Under the weather: to feel slightly ill – thấy không thoải mái/ không khỏe trong người.

Ex: I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. Can I take a rest day?

3.    Hit the books: to study very hard – học hành chăm chỉ

Ex: I have to hit the books now because the final exam is coming tomorrow.

4.    When pigs fly: something that will never happen ~ Mặt trời mọc đằng Tây.

Ex: You will give up surfing the Facebook? When pigs fly!

5.    Go the extra mile: to make more effort than is expected of you – cố gắng, nỗ lực vượt mong đợi

Ex: She always goes the extra mile to pass the exams.

6.    Out of sight out of mind: to emphasize that when something or someone cannot be seen, it is easy to forget it, him, or her – xa mặt cách lòng.


7.    Have butterflies in one’s stomach:to feel very nervous, usually about something you are going to do – bồn chồn, lo lắng

Ex:Whenever I have to speak in public, I get butterflies in my stomach.

8.    Let the chips fall where they may: To let a situation unfold without worrying about the consequences -để cho chuyện gì đó xảy ra bất chấp hậu quả / không màng đến hậu quả.

Ex: During this summer holiday, I wasted my time reading stories day by day and let chips fall where they may.

9.    Lose (one’s) face: to become less respected by others – mất mặt, mất thể diện.

Ex: I don’t want to lose face when standing in front of my crush.

10.  Blow someone away: to surprise someone very much – làm ai đó rất ngạc nhiên.

Ex: Passing the exam with high marks blow me away.

11.  As clear as day: certain! / very easy and clear to understand – rõ như ban ngày.

Ex: It’s as clear as day that he will pass the IELTS test with a high score.

12.  What a shame! ~ What a pity!: Thật nhọ!, Thật đáng tiếc!

13.  Easier said than done:easy to suggest, but much more difficult to make happen – nói thì dễ, làm mới khó! / nói dễ hơn làm

Ex: Needless to say, that’s said easier than done!

14.  You rock!/ You rule! ~ You’reawesome / You’re very good / You’re cool! : Bạn thật tuyệt!

15.  Freak (sb) out:làm cho ai đó hoảng sợ/ kích động/ buồn.

 Ex: This movie freaks me out whenever I watch it!

16.  Slip of the tongue:something that you say by accident when you intended to
say something else – lỡ lời / nhỡ miệng / buột miệng.

Ex: He quickly corrected his unfortunate slip of the tongue.

17.  A hot potato:a problem, situation, etc. that is difficult to deal with
and causes a lot of disagreement – Một chủ đề gây tranh cãi, khó giải quyết.

Ex: Gun control is a hot potato.

18.  Till/ Untill the cows come home: for a very long time – (làm gì đó) quá lâu/ trong khoảng thời gian rất dài.

Ex: I could wait for you until the cows come home.

19.  “What a bummer!” = “What a disappointment!”

20. Day in, day out (idiom): hết ngày này qua ngày khác, (~every single day)

-Ex: I have to do the same boring jobs day in, day out.

21. Practice makes perfect (idiom): luyện tập hoặc lặp lại một điều gì đó nhiều lần sẽ khiến con người ta trở nên thành thục và khéo léo (~ có công mài sắt có ngày nên kim).

22. Bends the truth: Bóp méo sự thật.

23. Poke one’s nose into other people’s affairs: chõ mũi vào việc của người khác.

24. Make a mountain out of a molehill: Chuyện bé xé ra to.

-Ex: Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill. You only broke a fingernail. (Nguồn: Domino English School)

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