Other Commonly Used Idioms in Everyday Life
Bank on something (v.): To count or rely on something (especially used when talking about something that will bring you money).
Example: The investors were banking on a good return on their investment (they were counting on/hoping to get a good return on their investment).
A dime a dozen (adj.): Very common. Said of something that is so easy to find that it doesn’t have much value.
Example: Guys like him are a dime a dozen (there are lots of guys like him).
Bent out of shape (adj.): Upset/agitated.
Example: Don’t get all bent out of shape over that.
Blow (someone) away (v.): To really impress (someone).
Example: We were all blown away by his talent.
Call it a day (v.): To stop some kind of activity, usually used when talking about work.
Example: We’ve been working for eight hours. It’s time to call it a day.
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