Posted by: Idioma Extra | September 25, 2014

Grammar Guru


Idioms with numbers

numbers

back to square one

– back to where one started

We were forced to go back to square one after our business venture failed.

it takes two to tango

– if a problem or an argument involve two people then both people are responsible for the problem

It takes two to tango and my friend should not blame me for all of our problems.

three sheets to the wind

– drunk

The man was three sheets to the wind when he left the bar.

take five

– to take one brief (about five minutes) rest period

The city workers stopped to take five after working hard all morning.

six of one and half a dozen of the other

– there is little difference between two things or situations

“Whether you take the bus or walk at 5pm, it is six of one and half a dozen of the other. Both routes will take the same amount of time.”

 

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