|Testo base di studio|
- Fonti letterarie. -
Fonti Lessicografiche. -
Sommario: 1. Idioms: a definition. - 2. Health. - 3. Happiness and sadness. -
2. The best way to unerstand an idioms is to see it in context.
|on the sea|
1.1 under the weather = not very well.
2. One day he came into work looking like death warmed up and so we told him to go away for a few days to recharge his batteries.
2.1 looking like death warmed up = looking extremely ill
2.2 recharge his batteries = do something to gain fresh energy and entusiams.
3. After one day beside the sea, he no longer felt off-colour and by the second day he knew he was on the road to recovery.
3.1 felt off-colour = felt umwell
3.2 on the road to recovery = getting better.
6. Cover: She always felt overshadowed by her older, more successful, sister.
7. Cross: He overstepped the mark when he said that.
8. Will you be staying overnight?
9. Under- may indicate less than the desidered amount (a), or something below another thing (b), or some kind of negative behaviour (c).
10. Less: Don’t underestimate the time it will take.
12. Below: It’s quiet wet underfoot? Did it rain last night?
13. Below: The underlying question is a very difficult one.
14. Negative: I wish you would not undermine everything I do.
15. Negative: He did it a very in a very underhand way.
16. Up- can suggest a change of some kind, often positive.
17. The airline upgraded me to businnes class.
18. There has been an upturn in the economy.
19. Cross- (from across) usually indicates a link between two separated things.
20. Cross-border cooperation has led to a number of arrests of drug smugglers.
21. Cross-cultural misunderstanding often happen.
1.1 I’m thrilled to bits.
1.2 I am/feel on top of the world.
1.3 I’m on cloud nine.
1.4 I’m over the moon.
1.5 I’m in seveth heaven,
4. Jack invited me out: let’s go out together.
5. Rosie invited me in: Please come in!
6. Jil invited me over: Come to our place.
7. Paul invited me round: Come to my house for dinner or a drink.
8. Mark invited me up: come upstairs to my flat.
9. Susie invited me along: come with us!
10. Bill invited me back: come back home with me.