[English Idioms] Pull a rabbit out of a hat

Jul 5, 2016 English Tips

Hello guys, do you like the Idiom section that we upload twice a week? You can find more idioms by using the hashtag #SpeakUpLondonChannel. After knowing their meaning, you need to use them correctly in speaking and writing.

 

 

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Beat around the bush: Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue. (Negative idiom)

 

For Example:

Let’s not beat around the bush here,  just tell me what happened yesterday.

I won’t beat around the bush, you need to make some changes.

 

 

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Every Cloud has a silver lining:  Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.

 

For example:

I got fired last week, but every cloud has a silver lining, because my friend asked me to go on a holiday with him.

Don’t be sad, every cloud has a silver lining.   

 

 

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Once in a blue moon: Happens very rarely.
For Example:

Once in a blue moon, my manager eats fast food for lunch, because he wants to stay fit and go to the gym every day.

I don’t like alcohol, so I drink wine once in a blue moon.

 

 

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Pull a rabbit out of a hat: To do something surprised and unexpected that may have seemed impossible.

 

For example:

Can he pull a rabbit out of the hat and win the election?

Unless the management can pull another rabbit out of a hat, the troubled company will go bankrupt.

 

 

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Curiosity killed the cat: Being inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
If you are too interested in things you should not be interested in, you could be in danger. You may be causing yourself problems by trying to find out things you don’t need to know.

 

For example:

Its better to not ask any question, remember curiosity killed the cat.

Don’t go there, curiosity killed the cat, it might be dangerous.

 

 

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