Wednesday, March 7, 2012

#idioms 199-204

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 cast pearls before swine - echarles margaritas a los cerdos
You're casting pearls before swine, she'll never take your advice.

to turn on the waterworks
- echarse a llorar como una magdalena
Don't turn on the water works, I said "no" and thats final!

to go bad
- echarse a perder
Don't buy from that shop, most of their fruit goes bad as soon as you get it home.

to go to waste
- echarse a perder
Would you like a slice of cake? If you don't eat it it will go to waste.

to go to pot
- echarse a perder, venirse abajo
If you don't take this project seriously it could all go to pot.

to get cold feet
- echarse atrás
It's very common for grooms to get cold feet before the wedding.

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