Do you know the meaning of these frequently used English idioms?
- A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
Meaning: A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
Example: “Wow, this photograph really is amazing. A picture paints a thousand words!”
- A Drop in the Bucket
Meaning: A very small part of something big or whole.
Example: “What we were paid for our work was a drop in the bucket compared to what the company earned.”
- An Arm And A Leg
Meaning: Very expensive. A large amount of money.
Example: Be careful with that! It cost an arm and a leg.
- Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
Meaning: Don’t rely on it until your sure of it.
Example: She wanted to buy a dress in case someone asked her to the dance, but I told her not to count her chickens before they hatched.
- Go Down Like A Lead Balloon
Meaning: To be received badly by an audience.
Example: The issue that the politician raised in his speech went down like a lead balloon with the public.
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