“To have a heart of gold” – English idiom

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Heart of Gold – Neil Young

“Heart Of Gold” -Lyrics

I want to live,
I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.
It’s these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching for a heart of gold.And I’m getting old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

I’ve been to Hollywood
I’ve been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold.
I’ve been in my mind,
It’s such a fine line
That keeps me searching for a heart of gold.

And I’m getting old.
Keeps me searching for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old.

Keep me searching for a heart of gold.
You keep me searching and I’m growing old.
Keep me searching for a heart of gold
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.

Heart of Gold – Birdy

Listening activity: http://lyricstraining.com/play/birdy/heart-of-gold/HDLkEvrzfD

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“To hit the hay” – English idiom

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Another way to say it is TO HIT THE SACK ;-).

This is a nice comic on this idiom made by Ploopikoosy:

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More example sentences from the web:

  • I have a busy day tomorrow, so I think I’ll hit the hay.
  • Time to go home and hit the hay!
  • I’m tired, I’m gonna hit the hay.
  • Well, I’m going to hit the hay, I’m feeling pretty tired. Good night!

Here, you can read about the origin of this idiom: The meaning and origin of the expression: Hit the hay

“To drop the ball” – English idiom

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More example sentences from the web:

  • You can’t trust Monica to do the job right. She‘s always dropping the ball.

  • Honey, I totally dropped the ball on Chuck’s present to Sarah.

  • Every time I depend on you, you drop the ball.

drop the ball synonyms

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“As far as it goes” – English idiom

AS FAR AS IT GOES

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Example sentences from the web:

  • The newspaper in our town is good as far as it goes
    This means that the newspaper has correct information, but there is usually information that has been left out.
  • The new business plan is good, as far as it goes.
    Meaning, the plan is not extensive enough to cover the subject thoroughly.
  • This map is good as far as it goes
    The map is correct, but it does not have very much detail.

“To be in good hands” – English idiom

To be in good hands

Example sentences from the web:

  • I know the children are in good hands when they visit my mother.
  • Your husband will soon be well again, he’s in good hands in this hospital.
  • I’ll look after Jamie while you go shopping. Don’t worry – he’ll be in good hands.

*A variation of this idiom is: TO BE IN SAFE HANDS.