Idiom No 13
Hey, Bea. Can you help me out? I don’t seem to be able to button up the back of my dress.
Sure. Let’s see if i can do it for you.
I guess I’m all thumbs because I’m so nervous. I’m already late for my date.
Well, I suppose that being so nervous would make you clumsy and awkward. Bud don’t worry. I’m sure your date will wait.
Idiom No 12
How come they’re asking me to act as their guide through the jungle?
Evidently they think you’re the only one who can lead them to the lost temple.
That jungle has danger lurking around every corner. Why should I stick my neck out for them? They didn’t pay me for my services.
They know that you would be taking a great risk and could possibly get hurt, but you’re the only one with enough knowledge to take them to their destination. I’m sure you’ll be amply rewarded.
Idiom No 11
Let’s go to the movies, agreed?
Sure. And what’ll we do after that?
Oh, I don’t know. Let’s play it by ear.
Well, I would like to have a more definite plan for action.
Don’t be like that. It’s always more fun not knowing what to expect and deciding what to do as we go along.
Hey, Al. I was invited to be a judge for the Miss America Beauty Pageant!
Oh, really? Come on, you’re pulling my leg!
No, honestly. Do you really think that I’m trying to fool you with a ridiculous story?
Well, you’ve told me foolish stories before.
I can assure you that this one is for real.
At last Mr. Smith came upon the rare stamp he had been seeking at an auction. Since many other stamp collectors would also be bidding for it, he realized that he would have to pay through the nose in order to have it. After considering the increasing value of the stamp, he decided that he would not mind paying such a high price for something so rare.
Jim doesn’t play tennis very much, but he’s always shooting off his mouth about how good he is. Yet he’s fooling nobody. Jim is somewhat of a braggart and everyone knows that he gives opinion without knowing all the facts and talks as if he knew everything about the game.
Children! Would you please stop making so much noise! And for heaven’s sake, pick up your clothes and toys! It’s hard enough trying to keep this house clean without your throwing your things all over the place!
Clara, I know that the children get in your hair, but you should try not to let it upset you so much.
Listen Jim. I can’t help it. The children bother me and make me very angry when they’re so noisy and messy.
How did you find out that Jill was engaged?
I got the information from a very reliable source.
You mean Jill told you so herself?
That’s right. I got it straight from the horse’s mouth!
Eric likes to play jokes on his friends, but he makes sure that nobody is hurt by any of his pranks. a prank that hurts someone is a horse of a different color! being playful is one thing, but hurting someone by one’s prank is quite a different matter.