CÁC IDIOMS ĐƯỢC SỬ DỤNG NHIỀU TRONG IELTS SPEAKING (PHẦN 1)
1. To be back to square one
Meaning: Trở về điểm xuất phát ban đầu, dùng trong trường hợp như kiếm tiền xong bị cướp hết -> back to square one …
Example: I last time I had dinner at a fancy restaurant with my family was yesterday. I had to work overtime for a week to save enough money for that dinner. And now I’m back to square one.
2. To beat about/around the bush
Meaning: nói lòng vòng lảng tránh.
Example: When I asked him what he spent all my money on, he just beat about the bush and tried to avoid direct eye contact. Sad!
3. To beat the clock
Meaning: Có thể hoàn thành công việc gì đó trước thời gian định trước.
Examples: We only had minutes before they closed the store so we didn’t know if we could beat the clock. Luckily we were able to withdraw some cash from a nearby ATM the last minute. We ran like hell toward the store and hoped that we could make it in time.
Idiom tương tự: A race against time
4. Down to earth
Meaning: Để chỉ một người thân thiện và có lối sống gần gũi, có phần giản dị
Example: Even though The Rock is a world class actor, he’s a very down to earth person.
5. Get a grip
Meaning: Kiểm soát lại cảm xúc, có thể sau khi buồn hoặc sợ hãi
Example: My neighbor’s dog scared me shitless yesterday. I had to get a grip and run back to my house.