[Todd English Teacher]


Idioms and Their Meanings

1.)cut to the chase
* Definition: Skip the irrelevant parts, and go straight to the main point.
* Example: “Why don’t you just cut to the chase, and tell me where you hid my phone!”

2.)hit the nail on the head
* Definition: Do or say exactly the correct thing.
* Example: “I really hit the nail on the head when I guessed they were getting married.”

3.)piece of cake
* Definition: Something that is easy to understand or accomplish.
* Example: “My math homework last night was a piece of cake! I finished it ten minutes.”

4.)slap on the wrist
* Definition: A mild punishment, such as a scolding.
* Example: “The cop pulled me over for speeding, but it was my first time so she just gave me a slap on the wrist.”

5.)spill the beeans
* Definition: Tell a secret.
* Example: “My three-year-old spilled the beans about the surprise birthday party we were planning.”

6.)taste of your own medicine
* Definition: When someone receives the same treatment, usually negative, that they gave someone else.
* Example: “That kid is always beating up other kids on the playground. I wish someone would give him a taste of his own medicine.”


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