An idiom is a phrase where the words together have a meaning that is different from the dictionary definitions of the individual words, which can make idioms hard for English learners to understand.
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Here are some idiomatic expressions related to music.
1) David is very humble, he doesn’t like to blow his own trumpet.
2) Sarah said she did not want to work late, but she’s changed her tune and is now happy to earn the extra money.
3) The car didn’t cost me much, I got it for a song.
4) I’m going travelling but I don’t know where yet – I’ll play it by ear.
5) I find Maths very difficult, but I am going to pull out all the stops to get a good grade in my exam
6) The doctor told Leo he was fit as a fiddle
7) My brother and I have fallen out, I feel it is my fault, but it takes two to tango
8) Ed wanted his employees to feel confident with their work, so he called a meeting and his speech hit the right note.
9) My boyfriend told me he loved me, it was music to my ears
10) Tom read the exam question and it was clear as a bell
Which one means:
A) change your mind B) show off C) buy cheaply D) decide later? E) try very hard
F) perfect health G) both sides are involved or to blame H) had a positive effect I) exactly what you want to hear J) easy to understand
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