326 – 5 More Sports Idioms

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For today’s English lesson, let’s check out five more idioms that relate to sports. The idioms are call the shots, the ball is in your court, bark up the wrong tree, be out in left field , be off the hook.

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:

  • Chris is the new boss, so he calls the shots in our office.
  • I’m looking forward to becoming the manager so that I can call the shots.
  • I gave you my ideas, so the ball is in you court now.
  • We gave our customer our best proposal so the ball is in their court now.
  • You are barking up the wrong tree. I’m not in charge of this project.
  • If you are looking for a golfing partner you’re barking up the wrong tree. I’ve never played.
  • Tom’s comments today were out in left field. He has no idea how to solve the problem.
  • It’s difficult having a meeting with Tony. His ideas are always out in left field.
  • I’m I’m off the hook because the boss sent Eddie to deal with the difficult customer.
  • The boss realized that I wasn’t involved in that failed project, so I’m off the hook.

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Comments 6

  1. Excellent podcast !!
    I recommend all idioms lessons to be prepared as podcasts. It´s easier to learn them by listening.
    By the way, is the office girl beauty ?

  2. AS I see, Michael always gives good explanations in order that his viewers can catch the meaning across fast.This means he`s not barking up in the wrong tree,or is out in the leftfield.He calls the shots in this page, and No Podcaster can be off the hook When Michael's explainings are in progress so,the ball is in our court ( The best learning depends on us)

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