563 – 6 Wind Idioms

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When I took my dog for a walk this morning, it was really cold and windy. The wind is what makes it feel cold. I’m glad I had my mask on and up…that helped keep me warm. No matter what the weather, it’s got to be masks up and social distancing all the way!. Let’s beat this Covid pandemic!

Speaking of wind…Today, we’re going to blow through six idioms that use the word wind. Learning idioms is a great way to make your English conversations more colorful and a more natural sounding. OK! Let’s get the ball rolling!

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.

  • Tom threw caution to the wind and asked Jenny for a date.
  • Michael is a good cook but he doesn’t know anything about the restaurant business. So he was really throwing caution to the wind when he opened that café.
  • Jack was three sheets to the wind at the party last night and started singing during dinner.
  • Give me your keys. You’re three sheets to the wind and there’s no way you can drive.
  • Taking that power nap really gave me a second wind so I was able to finish my work by 6 PM.
  • That was a great lunch. I feel like I’ve gotten a second wind so let’s keep hiking.
  • The boss really knocked the wind out of my sails when he announced that we can’t take any vacations until the beginning of next year. I was hoping to take a week off after Christmas.
  • I hate to knock the wind out of your sails but it just started raining. I guess we can’t have a picnic today after all.
  • I got really bummed out when I caught wind of the company’s plans to close the New York office.
  • If the boss catches wind that you had a job interview with our competitor, he is going to blow his top.
  • Dirk told me that he believes the president is just a bag of wind.
  • The general manager in our company is such a bag of wind. Nobody likes to listen to his speeches.

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