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IDIOMATIC PHRASES

A PIECE OF CAKE

:

ALGO MUY FACIL

MEANING:

EXAMPLE:

activity or

I don’t know

task that

why you’re

is very easy to

worried about taking

complete

the test, it’s a

success-

piece of

fully.

cake.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

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CLIP YOUR WINGS: CORTA TUS ALAS

MEANING: To remove someone’s power or take away their privileges.

EXAMPLE: If you take

away his car keys, you

are really

clipping his wings.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG: REVELAR UN SECRETO

MEANING: re-

EXAMPLE: Don’t

veal some in-

tell anyone I told

formation

you about John’ s promotion, I’ll

that was

be furious if

supposed to

you let the cat

be kept se-

out of the bag.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

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KILL TWO BIRD WITH ONE STONE: MATAR DOS PAJAROS DE UNA SOLA PIEDRA

MEANING: To accom-

EXAMPLE My mom went

plish two

to the market

different

and bought my

things at

vegetables and

same time.

my dad's fish; he killed two

birds from a single stone


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

BREAK THE ICE : ROMPER EL HIELO

MEANING: to ini-

EXAMPLE:

tiate a conversa-

Tommy is so

tion or frien-

confident. He’s

dship with so-

always the first

meone, or to

to break

get something

ice with a pre-

started.

tty girl.

the


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

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GET YOUR FEET WET : LANZARSE A HACER ALGO NUEVO

MEANING:

EXAMPLE: I’m

To try so-

looking for-

mething for

ward to lear-

the first time,

ning to horse

to have a go

ride. I can’t

at something

new.

wait to get on that horse and get my

feet wet.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

TASTE OF YOUR OWN MEDICINE: PRUEBA DE TU PROPIA MEDICINA

MEANING: That something happens to you, or is done to you,

that you have

EXAMPLE

Alice always bothered me and today they bothered her;

done to so-

he tried his own

meone else

medicine


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

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LET YOUR HAIR DOWN: RELAJARSE

MEANING:

EXAMPLE:

To act in a

You should

carefree

have seen

manner

Kim dancing at the wedding last night. She really let

her hair down.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

CURIOSLY KILLED THE CAT: LA CURIOSIDAD MATÓ AL GATO

MEANING:BEIN

EXAMPLE:

G INQUISITIVE

JOHN FOR WAN-

CAN LEAD YOU

TING TO COPY ON

INTO AN

THE EXAM, THE

UNPLEASANT

TEACHER DISVERED

SITUATION.

THEM,CURIOSITY KILLED HIM.


IDIOMATIC PHRASES

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BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE: IR POR MAL CAMINO

MEANING:

EXAMPLE:

to pursue an

The police are

incorrect cour-

interviewing

se of action or

Jimmy about

believe an untruth to be accurate.

the burglary, but they are barking

up the wrong tree.

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