Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Special – TOEFL Idioms Part V

Welcome back, everyone! I’m bringing to you today another special — TOEFL IDIOMS! I haven’t done this in some time, but here’s the next round!

Cut
corners
To do
something badly or to savesome time
The architect cut corners on the bridge’s construction, which is why it eventually collapsed.
Cut
someone
some
slack
To go easy on
someone.
I heard Rachel’s dad is sick, so we should
cut her some slack on this group project.
Feeling
blue
Feeling sad or depressed. Erika’s been feeling blue every since her
boyfriend broke up with her.
Finding needle in ahaystack Virtually
impossible to
find.
These days, finding a job that doesn’t
require experience is like trying to find aneedle in a haystack.
Get some
shut eye
Sleep. I have a big exam tomorrow, so I need toget some shut eye.
Go the
extra
mile
Put in extra
effort.
Kelsey has the highest grades in our class since she always goes the extra mile with homework assignments.
Hang in
there
Be patient. I know it’s hard waiting for the exam
results, but you just need to hang in
there.
Hard up Lack money. Ellie knew I was hard up, so she paid for
my coffee.

 

 

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