566 – 8 Big Idioms

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better.

Happy New Year! This episode is the first podcast of 2021. Thank you so much for studying English with me here on the podcast since 2014. I have a lot of podcasts lined up to help youspeak English better this year. It’s a big deal!

And speaking of things that are big, today I’m going to show you 8 idioms in American English that use the adjective big. 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 got a big break and now she is the boss of the company.
  • The Beatles got a big break in America when they appeared on a TV show in 1964.
  • Steve Jobs was the big cheese at Apple for fourteen years.
  • I became the big cheese at my company, Happy English, in 2010. Come to think of it, I am the only cheese working here.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is a big shot in the social media world.
  • The most famous big shot in the field of psychology is Sigmund Freud.
  • You can’t tell any secrets to Mark because he’s got a big mouth.
  • My neighbor Karen is a big mouth, which is why I don’t like talking to her.
  • Passing the entrance examinations for university is a big deal and so students need to study seriously for them.
  • Jenny becoming the big cheese in the company is a big deal because she’s the first female director there.
  • The executives in the company always make big bucks.
  • My sister made big bucks selling things on an online auction.
  • Even though Kim is the vice president of sales, she is a big fish in a small pond because her company only has 10 employees.
  • Most entrepreneurs are big fish in a small pond until their company becomes very successful.
  • Well it’s nice that your favorite football team won the game but frankly I’ve got bigger fish to fry.
  • Jack was so rude. When I told him that I got a promotion at work, he said that he had bigger fish to fry and walked away.

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