478 – 8 Idioms Using ON and the BE Verb

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PODCAST-ENGLISH-478-Idioms-usinb-be-on You guys know that I like teaching idioms right? Well today I have a special set of idioms that use on and the be verb. You can be on a roll, on cloud nine, on edge, on pins and needles, on your way, on the go, on the right track, and on the wagon. Let’s check them out!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Joe took three exams this week in school and he got an A on each one. He’s on a roll!
  • Kim met several clients this week and each one of them signed a contract with her. She’s on a roll!
  • My favorite team won four games in a row. They are on a roll!
  • Victor just got a great job with Google. He’s on cloud nine.
  • Debbie went on a date with Tom last night and she’s on cloud nine.
  • I’m on cloud nine because my boss gave me a raise.
  • Simon’s company is not doing very well and all of the employees are on edge.
  • We were on edge when we heard that the typhoon was coming.
  • Bob was on pins and needles when he was waiting for the news about his mom’s surgery.
  • There was a lot of turbulence on the flight and all of the passengers were on pins and needles.
  • I stopped at the convenience store on my way home.
  • The train made several stops while we were on our way to Boston.
  • Hey Jack. I’m on my way. I should be there in about 15 minutes.
  • I’m looking forward to the weekend because I have been on the go all week.
  • Lori is a busy sales person so she is always on the go.
  • That restaurant is very busy, so the kitchen staff is always on the go.
  • Armand is studying very hard in university and working hard at his internship so he’s definitely on the right track.
  • Danny’s company has a smart new social media manager, so they are on the right track for success.
  • Some college students spend more time drinking than they do studying. Those guys are definitely on the wrong track.
  • That movie star has been on the wagon for two years and it seems like he’s doing much better.
  • Jack’s doctor told him that if he doesn’t go on the wagon, he’s going to have serious health problems.

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