Idiomatic expressions for TOEFL ITP (Listening)
idiom serta beberapa
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7 paket soal.
- sb: somebody
- sth: something
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to put a lot of time into something: to work hard on something
to slip one's mind: to forget to do sth
to liven sth up: to make sth become more interesting and exciting
in your shoes: to be in your situation/position
to perfect the art (of sth): to be an expert at sth
to have an ear for language/music: to be good at language/music
Beats me.: I don’t know.
to come a long way: to make a lot of progress
To grow up on sth: to do sth a lot since childhood
to pour (with rain): to rain heavily
hard on sb: to criticize sb severely or to treat sb unfairly
up to sb` ears in sth: to be very busy with sth
Ex: Tomorrow, I`ll be up to my ears in work/school assignment/in studying for an exam.
to take a rain check (on sth): to need to decline (an invitation or offer)
Note: digunakan untuk menolak ajakan secara sopan.
to straighten out(a problem): to fix/solve (a problem)
to get (sth) off the ground: to get (sth) started
to give/lend sb a hand: to help sb
to shake a disease: to get rid of/to recover from a disease (e.g., cold)
to get along (with sb): to have a good relationship (with sb).
to figure out: to understand
for the life of me: although I am trying very hard (however hard I try)
out of shape: to be unfit (not physically healthy enough)
to wear sb out: to make someone extremely tired
on edge: nervous and not relaxed
to account for: to explain the reason for
Ex: Can you account for your lateness?
to work on sth: to improve/repair sth, or to spend time repairing or improving sth
to work sth out: to understand sth
to stick with sth: to continue doing something
in over your head: involved in a difficult situation that you cannot get out of
Ex: A part-time job could be useful during study, but make sure it is not in over your head.
soaked: extremely wet
to rave about sth: to praise something very much
too good to be true: so good that probably not true
awfully drowsy: extremely sleepy
lay sb off: to stop employing someone, usually because there is no work for them to do
to stock up on sth: to by a large quantity of sth
pushover: someone who is easily persuaded or influenced or defeated
e.g., The new professor is no pushover.
refreshment: (small amounts of) food and drink
make ends meet: earn enough money to live without getting into debt.
Just a second/minute/moment: Please wait. [used to ask someone to wait for a short period of time]
get/have sth over with: to do or finish an unpleasant but necessary piece of work
a (huge) weight (has been lifted) off one's mind/shoulders: to be relieved of a burden, usually a worry or concern
(utterly) devastated: extremely upset or sad
to go over with sth: to study/examine sth in a detailed way
on sale: reduced in price
running (a little) behind: a bit late
catch (sb) up: to reach someone in front of you by going faster than them
to run for (a president): to compete as a (president) candidate in an election
my kind of thing: sth you really like
my cup of tea: something I like or excel in
no kidding: used when you are surprised by what someone has just said
Two heads are better than one.: used to say that it is easier for two people who help each other to solve a problem than it is for one person to solve a problem alone
to call it a day: to stop what you are doing because you do not want to do any more or think you have done enough
To tell (you) the truth: I have to admit that
keep my eyes open/skinned/peeled (for sth/sb): to watch carefully for sb or sth
to follow sth/sb: to understand sth/sb
It takes some getting used to.: It takes time to become familiar with someone or sth.
to change: ganti baju
to get a sense of achievement/accomplishment: to have a proud feeling of having done something difficult and worthwhile
I have seen enough.: When someone uses that expression, they mean that they don‘t want any more excuses or to hear anything else from you or the person they are talking to. That is, they are sure of their belief and don`t want to change his statement.
Don't look at me!: A response indicating that one is either unwilling to perform a task, or that one is not guilty of something for which blame was implied.
to pick up: to collect sth / sb
had (`d) better: should
the last thing (in the world) you want to do etc.: sth that you certainly do not want to do
come up with sth: to suggest or think of an idea or plan
do you good: to improve your life or health
e.g., I have three exams next week. Staying at home this whole week could do me good.
to have/get time off: time when you are not at work or at school