“The sky is the limit” – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • I have an anniversary coming up, and my husband said the sky is the limit. So I was thinking why not make it jewelry?
  • With two important film roles andmajor award, it seems like the sky’s the limit for this talented young actress.
  • Order anything you like on the menu—the sky’s the limit tonight.

“Can’t carry a tune” – English idiom



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Variations of this idiom with the same meaning:

can’t carry a tune in a bucket;

can’t carry a tune in a bushel basket;

can’t carry a tune in a paper sack.

Examples from the web:

  • Mark: “Sing with us!”
    John: “Sorry. You wouldn’t want me to. I can’t carry a tune.”
  • I invited Sarah to join the choir but she refused, she told me she can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

A short article I found while surfing the web: “Can’t Carry a Tune? Work Out Your Vocal Muscles”. by Lena Groeger
This is the link (I opened it with Lingro, in this way if you click on a term that you don’t know, you can read the definition in English): http://lingro.com/translate/http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/physically-out-of-tune/
In short, the article is about physical reasons of bad singing.

“Slippery customer” – English idiom

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Other examples from the web:

  • Watch out for that girl with the red hat and don’t believe what she says. She’s a slippery customer.
  • He’s a slippery customer, that Tim, I’ve never felt comfortable with him.

Watch out = to be careful; to remain vigilant.
To snatch = to take something or someone quickly and suddenly; to grab.
Untrustworthy = not able to be trusted.
Cunning = getting what is wanted in a clever and often deceptive way.