Tuesday, February 7, 2012

#Idioms 31-36

id•i•om /'ide?m/

An idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
Here are six native idioms for you to learn and use. Enjoy friends!
to cut corners  - ahorrar esfuerzos
They used inexperienced workers to cut corners on the job.
to get even with someone  - ajustar cuentas con alguien
I cheated on my lover, now I think she's going get even with me.
to make one's day  - alegrarle el día a alguien
That bunch of flowers realy made my day.   
to have one's wits about one  - andar con mucho ojo, estar alerta
I need to have my wits about me for the exam.
to beat around/about the bush  - andarse con rodeos
Stop beating around the bush and get to the point.   
to come alive  - animarse
He's in love, he comes alive when I mention her name.


  1. useful phrases and used! keep you the job up!

  2. Glad you like it, Maria! You keep reading and we'll keep writing :D