Friday, March 9, 2012

#idioms 211-216

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 get a handle on/the hang of something - encontrarle la mano/vuelta a algo
The new employee seems to be getting a handle on the job quite well.

to do well
- encontrarse bien
It's been a difficult month but I'm doing well now.

to come to grips with
- enfrentarse con
I've finally started to come to grips with the English language!

to go around /ballistic/bananas/berserk
- enfurecerse, volverse loco
My wife went berserk when she saw I'd broken the vase.

to pull the wool over someone's eyes
- engañar a alguien
Don't try and pull the wool over my eyes! I don't believe you!

to get the wrong end of the stick
- entender todo mal
No, you got the wrong end of the stick, Sarah is my wife and Monica is my sister.


  1. El primer ejemplo no se corresponde con el "idiom" en cuestión