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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Idiom of the week: Jump Down One’s Throat

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Meaning: To respond angrily, often unexpectedly, to what someone has said or done.

Examples: 

Whoa, you don’t have to jump down my throat.

He jumped down her throat because he thought she was not listening to him.

Why did you jump down his throat when he just tried to give you his suggestion?

 

Pop Quiz:

If you were about to jump down someone’s throat, what would you feel?

A.  Angry.

B.  Upset.

C.  Excited.

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Idiom of the Week: Pick Someone’s Brains

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Meaning: To ask someone a lot of questions in order to learn something new or get information.

Examples:

I’d like to pick your brains about buying a house because I know you used to be a real estate agent.

May I pick your brains for a few minutes? I have some questions about what it’s like being a new immigrant in New York.

I need some tips on improving my English – can I pick your brains for a few minutes?

 

Pop Quiz:

If you wanted to pick someone’s brains about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, whose brains would you pick?

A.  A dietician’s.

B.  A plumber’s.

C.  A fitness instructor’s.

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Idiom of the Week: Steal the Show

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Meaning: To do better than everybody else, usually in a performance.

Examples:

The actor who played the lawyer was really good. She stole the show!

My son stole the show at his piano recital. I’m so proud of him!

Whenever we have a performance she always steals the show! I’m so envious!

 

Pop Quiz:

Stealing the show is a…

A.  Good thing.

B.  Bad thing.

C.  Neutral thing.

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Idiom of the Week: Level With

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Meaning: To speak with someone honestly.

Examples:

I will level with you because I don’t want to lie.

Level with me. I want to know your honest opinion.

Why don’t you level with her?

 

Pop Quiz:

If someone wants to level with you, they want to…

A. Measure your height.

B. Be honest with you.

C. Have the same height as you.

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