The theme for this Friday's LAB is Nature & the Environment. Here are some #idioms to get you in the mood to talk about these topics!
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON (rarely)
- She always eats out and only cooks once in a blue moon.
FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER (not feeling well)
- Maria decided to stay home today as she's feeling under the weather.
EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING (every problem has a solution)
TAKE HEART (don't worry)
- Take heart, Tom, every cloud has a silver lining.
- She's an excellent public speaker. Talking to crowds is second nature to her.
HAVE YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS (dreaming; thinking unrealistically)
- Bill wants to be a musician, but his parents think he just has his head in the clouds.
WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS (bad things draw more bad things)
- First, I overslept, then I missed my train, then I got fired when I got to work! What can I say; when it rains, it pours.
Practice these expressions, and share other #idioms you learn in this week's Friday Lab! Remember to use #ilovenylc on Facebook and on Twitter!
Joe Yu, English language instructor