565 – 8 Winter Idioms

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? Time certainly flies, especially this crazy year. I’ve heard a lot of people are tired of dealing with the hassles brought on by the pandemic, but you know, it’s not over yet, so keep those masks up. And if you live in a place where it is cold now, that mask will help you stay warm.

Speaking of staying warm, for today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at eight idioms that you’ll hear people use in the winter. Are you ready? 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.

  • Jenny bundled up her kids before they went out to play in the snow.
  • It’s very cold outside, so you really need to bundle up.
  • Not only was there a cold snap this week, but we had a lot of snow.
  • I didn’t drive my car during the cold snap and it wouldn’t start this morning.
  • The best thing to do during the dead of winter is to stay indoors and keep warm.
  • Go jogging? Thanks for inviting me but, no way! It’s the dead of winter!
  • Hey! It’s freezing outside. You’d better bundle up.
  • I don’t go skiing or snowboarding because I don’t like to do anything when it’s freezing outside.
  • You really shouldn’t drive during a blizzard because there’s a good chance you’ll get snowed in.
  • Jack and his friends rented a cabin in the mountains and ended up getting snowed in for the weekend.
  • A: Do you think Jenny will date that guy again? B: Yeah, when hell freezes over. She said he’s not her type.
  • That restaurant had the worst service and food I’ve ever experienced. I’ll go back there when hell freezes over.
  • I’m sorry to throw cold water on your plans but we can’t go to the beach today because it just started raining.
  • I have to work on Saturday. That totally throws cold water on my weekend plans.
  • Jack will be walking on thin ice if he keeps coming to the office late. The boss is very strict about being on time.
  • Tommy has missed several classes and he even filled the midterm exam. He is really walking on thin ice this semester.

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