I have used this idiom a lot recently; as I have been looking for flights and jobs across the world; flights are getting more and more expensive – which I feel that they should get cheaper when it is closer to the date I require. That will never happen though…this is why I have choose this idiom of this week.
an arm and a leg
Meaning: a lot of money
Example: “Everything the restaurant offers tastes good, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.”
It will soon be Half Term (or Spring Break) here in the UK and I have been asked by one of the Brownie leaders to help her with her Pack’s mini holiday. She wants me to help her out on the day the Pack goes to a local Farm. Perfect excuse to create a Wordle Wednesday with what animals I may see at the farm. It is an Open farm; which I think is a fantastic way of introducing children to animals and to practice they words.
There has been a few things I feel that comes about when we all follow this idiom; it is one of my favourites (my list of favourites is getting longer and longer). It is interesting how things change when actions are carried out and nothing is spoken.
Actions speak louder than words
Meaning: What you do is more significant than what you say, something that you say which means that what you do is more important than what you say or what someone does is more important than what someone says
You keep saying that you’ll do your fair share of the housework. Remember that actions speak louder than words.
Of course the government have made all sorts of promises but as we all know, actions speak louder than words.
You have to prepare for what your opponents could do, not what they say they’ll do, because actions speak louder than words.
I have been doing a lot of job hunting recently; TEFL jobs that is and I have found that there are more jobs about that I first thought. However; at least one years experience is required. At this present moment in time; I do not ‘officially’ have any, even though I am currently working with children who have English as a Second Language. With all the children I am working with we have been learning or talking about jobs and occupations. I knew that it would make an excellent theme of a Wordle Wednesday; this is what this week’s theme is.
I have found that there are too many people who live by carrying this idiom out of other people. It is a shame really; as it is not kind and friendly to do it.
get a kick out of something/doing something
to enjoy doing something very much Anyone who gets a kick out of horror movies will love this show. I get a real kick out of shopping for new shoes.
to enjoy something very much get a charge out of something This book is just the kind you like and you’ll get a real kick out of it.
As some of you may know, I have been working with a Reception (aged 4 and 5) aged child since September (it does seem a little longer though!) and we have been working through Jolly Phonics; which I so need to get some training as it is very interesting. I know that many people teach younger students and do not know what to do with them; this is why I chose this week’s Wordle to be on the theme of Tricky Words.
This week’s idiom of the week; is how I am currently feeling. That I am getting through my life by the skin of my teeth. This is why I chose to have it as the theme for this week.
Fig. just barely. (By an amount equal to the thickness of the (imaginary) skin on one’s teeth.) I got through calculus class by the skin of my teeth. I got to the airport a few minutes late and missed the plane by the skin of my teeth. Lloyd escaped from the burning building by the skin of his teeth.
if you do something by the skin of your teeth, you only just succeed in doing it We escaped by the skin of our teeth. England held on by the skin of their teeth to win 1-0.
It is will soon be the Chinese New Year; which is the 19th February and it will be the Year of the Goat. I am from the Year of the Pig (now you all know how old I am?!) So, I thought that it would be a good time to do a Wordle Wednesday all about the Chinese calender. I know that there are only twelve of them but it will still make a pretty cloud. Just see below…
Which year are you?
I was such this idiom this week; as I am all finished with my Specialist Modules. Just the Advanced Grammar module to do; bring on pay day!!
Anyway; back to this week’s idiom of the week which is an eager beaver. This is one of my all time favourites when it comes to idioms. It always brings a smile to my face.
someone who works very hard and is very eager to do things
The usage of the word ‘beaver’ is because a beaver is a small animal which people traditionally believe to be hard-working.
“Who’s the eager beaver who came in at the weekend finish this work off?”
“The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the top”
“New volunteers are always eager beavers.”
“The young assistant gets work very early. She’s real eager beaver.”
The first Wordle Wednesday of 2015; how exciting! Celebrations have all finished and hopefully we all had a good time. There were possibley a lot of emotions going around and that is the theme of this week’s word cloud. Emotions! I bet that we have all experienced most of these emotions sometime in our lives. Which one is your favourite?