Here are the meanings of the idioms featured in our last blog post:
to beat about the bush:
- to avoid the main issue; to not speak directly about a topic
- Stop beating about the bush and get to the point!
a bed of roses:
- an easy, comfortable situation
- Living with my ex-husband was no bed of roses.
to bite off more than you can chew:
- to take on a task that is bigger than you can really manage
- My wife certainly bit off more than she could chew when she decided to cook for a dinner party of sixteen people.
to call it a day:
- to stop working on a task
- We can continue working on this tomorrow, but let’s call it a day for now.
- to go to sleep for a short time
- I’m just going for a cat nap now. See you in about half an hour.