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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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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Idiom of the Week: Heads Up

Idiom of the Week has returned!

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Meaning: To warn someone about something that’s going to happen, usually used with “give someone a heads up.”

Examples:

We haven’t set the date for the party but I’ll give you a heads up when we decide.

Can you please give me a heads up before you come to visit next time?

She yelled “Heads up!” but it was too late. The ball hit him right in the face.

 

Pop Quiz:

What other idiom is similar to give someone a heads up?

A.  Out of the blue

B.  Out of left field

C.  Jump the gun

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Hit the Hay Again

Here’s a song featuring our latest Idiom of the Week:

Hit the Hay

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Hit the hay

I’ve been working all day

Hit the hay

What do you say?

Hit the hay, hit the hay

 

Oh, I’m tired

Let me tell you, Jack

I’m so tired

Oh, my aching back

 

Let’s hit the hay

I’ve been working all day

Hit the hay

What do you say?

Hit the hay, hit the hay

 

Oh, I’m tired

Boys, I’m really beat

I’m so tired

Oh, my aching feet

 

Let’s hit the hay

I’ve been working all day

Hit the hay

I earned my pay

Hit the hay, hit the hay

Hit the hay, hit the hay…

 

From the Bottom of My Heart Revisited

Here’s a Stevie Wonder song from the Eighties using our most recent Idiom of the Week. You can also read the lyrics below:

I Just Called to Say I Love You

Stevie Wonder

No New Year’s day to celebrate
No chocolate-covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact, it’s just another ordinary day

No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No summer’s high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze
No falling leaves
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

No Libra sun
No Halloween
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
But what it is, though old, so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart
Of my heart, baby, of my heart

Idiom of the Week: From the Bottom of My Heart

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Meaning: To be very honest; to be speaking truthfully.

Example:

I think you’re the best mom ever. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

I’m speaking from the bottom of my heart when I say I’m glad to be here today.

You can tell he’s speaking from the bottom of his heart – it looks like he;s going to cry.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of from the bottom of my heart?

A.  Sincerely

B.  Insincerely

C.  Deeply

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