342 – Five Baseball Idioms

MichaelADIdioms 4 Comments


If you need my help, I’ll go to bat for you for sure!

For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at five idioms that come from the sport of baseball.

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:

  • We really scored big when we opened the new branch office in Paris.
  • I heard that Rio scored big at the flea market. She was able to buy everything she was looking for, and at a great price!
  • I liked Fay right off the bat. She’s friendly, intelligent, and a nice person.
  • When the singers started singing out of tune, I knew right off the bat the concert would be terrible.
  • The salesman struck out too many times so the boss had to fire him.
  • Jack spoke with six different customers today but he struck out each time. He couldn’t make any sales.
  • Another sale! Wow! We’re batting a thousand! That’s the tenth sale today!
  • I needed to buy five different things from five different stores and I got everything done by noon. I’m batting at thousand.
  • When I was up for a raise, my boss really went to bat for me by pressuring the HR department.
  • I really appreciate Tommy’s help. He always goes to bat for me around the office. Hey what are friends for.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

FREE Phrasal Verb Workshop

Let’s Master Phrasal Verbs & Vocabulary

In this FREE phrasal verb and vocabulary workshop I’ll teach you

  • What phrasal verbs are and how we use them
  • Why it is important for you to study phrasal verbs
  • How to learn and actually remember this vocabulary using my proven 3 Easy Step Method.

My students tell me that it’s easy to learn phrasal verbs but really difficult to remember them when you need to use them. Now, I’ll show you how to do both!

Start really building your vocabulary today! And get my FREE pdf: 50 Phrasal Verbs



Just $27 per month $997 Value

Free Sample HERE

This is the ultimate package for podcast English fans!

This package includes all of the podcast English lessons, including this episode!. You get:

  • Get every podcast PDF and mP3 for past and future episodes
  • Over 600 English Lessons
  • Weekly LIVE Group Coaching with Michael
  • Access to Michael’s private Telegram group

FREE Updates Every New Podcast

Whenever there is new podcast, including this one, I will update this file and you can get a free updates.
Learn Grammar, Americans Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, Vocabulary and more!


  • happy_english_books_kobo-sony-reader



Comments 4

  1. Michael DiGiacomo Yes, you are. 😀 Cheers! Btw, this expression is not common in the UK. I passed it to the editors at Cambridge Dictionary. They don't know about it. I guess most Americans know this idiom, right?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *