24th February 2020 If something does the trick, it does what was necessary or wanted. Louise: “Oh, you’ve fixed the heating, Stuart. Well done!”Stuart: “Yes. I’m not sure what was wrong but changing the water pipe did the trick.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek
11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]
3rd February 2020 When someone is very important you can say they are a big fish. It means they have a lot of power and influence. ‘Steven Spielberg is such a big fish in the world of film!’‘Absolutely – he has so much influence and power in the industry.’ #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek
27th January 2020 When you are very, very happy about something you can say you are on top of the world. “I hear you did very well in your IELTS exam, Ahmed.”“Yes, Turki, I’m on top of the world!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek
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