For today’s English lesson, let’s check out five idioms that relate to sports. The idioms are learn the ropes, on the ball, skating on thin ice, be or get up to speed, and jump the gun
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:
- The new guy needed time to learn the ropes in the office.
- You may not have success in sales until you learn the ropes.
- The new manager is on the ball. He quickly got used to our computer system.
- Satoru is really on the ball and is able to use new idioms and vocabulary quickly.
- Nathan was skating on thin ice when he started cheating on his girlfriend.
- I think Jack comes to work late too often. The boss said he skating on thin ice. He may get fired!
- I was out of school for two days with a cold, so I need to get up to speed with my classmates.
- The boss wants to have a meeting tomorrow because he wants to get up to speed with our progress with the marketing campaign.
- Bob accused Joe of breaking his cell phone without giving Joe the chance to explain what happened. I think he jumped the gun.
- When Tommy saw his girlfriend at a café with another guy, he immediately accused her of cheating. He jumped the gun because that guy was her brother!
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