I know you are big lovers of English idioms

31-07-2016

Hi, everyone! I know you're big lovers of English idioms. Here you are!

Get a few ones to understand and to learn!

Get Off Someone's Back (stop bothering someone)

- Hey, John. I'm bored. Come on, let's go out and do something.

- Sorry, I'm right in the middle of studying for a physics exam. I won't be able to make it tonight.

- You've been studying for a long time. Why don't you take a break? Come on! Let's go! Forget studying for a while!

- Look! Get off my back! I can't go anywhere!

- OK. I'll stop bothering you only if you promise to let me know the minute you're finished.

 

Tom maintains that the firm owes him some back wages for having worked overtime.

However, he won't have a leg to stand on unless he can prove that he put in all those extra hours.

He doesn't stand a chance of getting his moneywithout a strong foundation of facts to support his position.

 

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.