In this Spoken English lesson your trainer Michelle will talk about some idioms that are very commonly used by native English speakers. These idioms are very helpful in making you sound natural and fluent while making conversation in English. Watch the English speaking video to learn these idioms from Michelle and listen carefully to the explanation so that you can easily use them in your day to day conversation. Let’s go.
To twist someone’s arm – to tactfully convince someone to do something
To be up in the air – to be uncertain of a situation and still deciding
To sit tight – to be patient
To pitch in – to contribute to something
To go cold turkey – to quit something suddenly
To be under the weather – to be sick or unwell
To cut the chase – to avoid long conversations
To find your feet – to become comfortable in an environment
To keep your chin up – to not lose hope
Rule of thumb – an unwritten rule that everyone knows
So here are the simple idioms that you can use easily. Their meanings have been broken down for you by Michelle so that you can use them and sound confident and natural while you speak English. Happy learning.