Idiom of the Week: At the Drop of a Hat

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Meaning: To do something immediately, usually expressed as a future intention.

Examples:

“Would you move to a bigger apartment if you had the money?” “At the drop of a hat.”

You can’t just expect people to stop what they’re doing and do what you want them to do at the drop of a hat!

She said she would leave her job at the drop of a hat were it not for the great health insurance.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of “at the drop of a hat“?

A.  Till the cows come home

B.  When pigs fly

C.  At a snail’s pace

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6 & B Garden

On October 13th, Sunday, our W2 students volunteered at 6 & B Garden. After the volunteer work, they enjoyed coffee and mint water prepared by the garden. Thank you so much for hosting us, Barbara!

The students learned about the garden while walking around and listening to Barbara and Michael.

The students raked leaves, swept and picked up garbage on the streets around the garden, and cleaned the kids’ play area by digging the soil with shovels and moving the soil in a wheelbarrow to the pond. They also gathered leaves and sawed and cut tree branches and twigs to compost.

 

A bee was working hard, too.

Have you ever seen purple peppers? They were so exotic!

Idiom of the Week: That Ship Has Sailed

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Meaning: It’s now too late to do something; an opportunity has been lost.

Examples:

I was thinking about going to the concert but that ship has sailed. It’s sold out.

He asked her to marry him but she said that ship has sailed. She met someone else.

“Do you still want to go to the beach today?” “No, that ship has sailed. It’s too late now.”

 

Pop Quiz:

In the idiom “that ship has sailed,” the ship represents…

A.  money.

B.  an opportunity.

C.  the future.

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