AMERICAN IDIOMS D
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AMERICAN IDIOMS D
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(To) die of boredom:
To be very bored.
(A) dead ringer:
A look-alike. "He's a dead ringer for Jude Law" (He looks exactly like Jude Law).
Very cheap (inexpensive). "The hotel we stayed in was dirt cheap, but our room was very nice."
(A) dog's age:
A very long time. "I haven't seen him in a dog's age."
Don't hold your breath:
Don't wait for it to happen because it probably won't. "You think David will break up with Tina? Don't hold your breath!"
Don't let it get you down:
Don't let it upset you. Don't allow it to make you feel bad.
(To) do the dishes:
To wash the dishes.
An event that causes one to be sad. "Your girlfriend broke up with you? What a downer!"
Down the drain:
Wasted. Lost forever. "I tried for five years to run this business and now I'm bankrupt. Five years down the drain."
Boring; a disappointment. "The party was a real drag" or "My car broke down... What a drag!"
(To) drive a hard bargain:
To be firm when bargaining about something. You drive a hard bargain = It's hard to win when bargaining with you. "You drive a hard bargain, but alright, I'll pay you $10 for the lamp."
(To) drive someone crazy:
To make someone very agitated, upset, or emotional (either in a good or bad way). "That teacher is so awful! He drives me crazy with his attitude."
(To) drop it:
To stop talking about something. "I told you to drop it! I don't want to talk about it."
(To) drown one's sorrows:
To get/ become drunk.
(To) drop the ball:
To make a mistake. (WARNING: This idiom is overused in the business world). ex. "So it was John's fault? Yes, John really dropped the ball on this one."
(A) dream come true:
A great thing. A dream or wish that has become reality. ex. "Living in California is like a dream come true."
Down in the dumps:
(To) dump someone: (very informal)
To end a relationship with someone; to break up with someone. To stop seeing someone (romantically). "She dumped me."