|Please don’t get angry with him. He’s just pulling your leg.
|Enough talking. Actions speak louder than words.
|It’s better actually to do something rather than just talking about it
|Cut to the chase and tell me already!
|Leave out all the unnecessary details and get to the point
|I just said that in the heat of the moment.
|Saying something suddenly without thinking about it
|The money you sent was just a drop in the ocean.
|A tiny part of something much bigger
|It is very expensive. It cost me an arm and a leg to buy this watch.
|I hate to tell a lie, but if I don’t, I will lose him. I’m really stuck between a rock and a hard place.
|Having two terrible choices.
|They visit their mother once in a blue moon.
|Happening very rarely
|Everything she does is over the top.
|Excessive or more than enough.
|Let’s keep studying for IELTS. Practice makes perfect.
|Continuously doing something to improve
|Keep an eye on them. I think they may try to cheat.
|Watch someone or something carefully
|I don’t want to argue again. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.
|Avoid a conflict
|She is driving me up the wall.
|Annoying or irritating somebody
|Hold your horses! We haven’t won yet.
|Telling someone that is getting ahead of themselves to be patient
|You are what you eat, so you should have a healthy diet.
|it is important to eat good food in order to be healthy and fit.
|Getting a band 8 in IELTS is not a piece of cake!
|The ball’s in your court now. What are you going to do?
|It’s someone else’s turn to make a move.
|So, you have the IELTS test today?? Break a leg.
|My teacher always goes the extra mile to help us understand.
|They are willing to make a special effort to do or achieve something.
|He’s got a chip on his shoulder.
|To have an angry or unpleasant attitude
|I’m not sure which major he will study. He’s sitting on the fence.
|To avoid making a decision or choice.
|It wasn’t easy when I moved here, but I found my feet.
|To reach a level of comfort in a new situation.
|Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
|To act badly towards the person who is helping
|Are you taking your IELTS test next month? Aren’t you jumping the gun a bit?
|Doing or starting something too early
|I bumped into my first-grade teacher. It’s a small world.
|Show surprise when one meets someone one knows at an unexpected place
|You’re flogging/beating a dead horse. There is no hope.
|A particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no outcome.
|He is feeling a bit under the weather today.
|You can’t judge a book by its cover.
|Outward appearances are not a reliable indication of the true character of someone
|I think the teacher got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
|Someone who is having a bad day
|Please bite your tongue and keep your thoughts to yourself.
|Wanting to say something but stopping yourself.
|We’ve had our differences, but it’s all water under the bridge now.
|Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important.
|I was over the moon when I got 8 in my speaking test.
|Extremely pleased or happy
|Are you putting all of your money into stocks? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
|To put all your efforts or resources into one course of action
|As a rule of thumb, don’t study at weekends and spend time with your friends.
|A principle that is strictly adhered/kept to
|In the IELTS reading test, you are working against the clock.
|Not having enough time to do something
|Quitting my first job was a blessing in disguise. I now earn much more.
|Something positive that isn’t recognized until later
|Well said! You’ve hit the nail on the head.
|Say exactly the right thing
|Unfortunately, the assistant kicked the bucket.
|Don’t worry about it too much. Every cloud has a silver lining.
|Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect
|I have work to do. I have to take a rain check on that.
|Politely decline an offer, with the implication that one may take it up at a later date
|I can smell a rat.
|To sense that something is not right
|The IELTS exam is not child’s play.
|A task which is easily accomplished.
|Her father was a doctor, and she is following in his footsteps
|To pursue something that someone else has already done.
|Don’t get annoyed by her behaviour. It runs in the family!
|Many members of the family have this quality or trait.
|You should try to Learn these idioms by heart.
|To memorize something perfectly
|I finally did it! I passed with flying colours.
|To accomplish something exceptionally well or very successfully.
|The authorities finally gave him the green light.
|To grant someone permission to proceed with some action or task.