20 January 2020 If you say ‘fingers crossed’ to someone, you are telling them that you hope they will be successful or lucky. “I’m nervous, Turki – it’s my IELTS exam tomorrow.”“Fingers crossed, Ahmed!” #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstonephraseoftheweek
Throw (or Put) a spanner in the works Do something, or something happens, that makes a plan or activity fail. Example: “We were going to move to a smaller place, but my son lost his job and moved back home.” “That must have thrown a spanner in the works.” #hilderstonephraseoftheweek FREE PHOTO
floods of tears emphasising that somebody is crying with great intensity because they were very upset.
A large ditch attempt/effort A final try, after many failures, to achieve something difficult
25th March 2019 Say something tongue in cheek / Make a tongue in cheek remark or comment Say something that you want people to understand is a joke, even though you seem to be serious.
Work your socks off Work very hard
‘For good’ Forever, permanently
Water under the bridge Problems that a person had in the past which are not problems anymore because they happened a long time ago.
‘as much use as a chocolate teapot’ Completely useless
Something is on the tip of my tongue I can’t remember the name of something/someone but I think I will remember it soon