From A to Z – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web: 

  • The book is titled “Home Repairs From A to Z.
  • John knows English history from A to Z.
  • She made it all up from A to Z.
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“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

“Ahead of the curve” – English Idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • We’re looking for ideas that are edgy, ahead of the curve.
  • It is not exactly ahead of the curve to take four and a half years to make only an informal request.
  • The challenge in business is to stay ahead of the curve.

“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

“A problem shared is a problem halved” – English idiom

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“For good” – English idiom

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Marcus: “When is Lucy coming back?”
    Brenda: “She is not coming back. She is gone for good.”
  • His severe injury ended his career for good.
  • I was afraid you had disappeared for good.

 

 

“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.

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