In honour of World Cup 2014, we have collected some sports idioms that you can use in your everyday speech. Try them out on a friend today!
I’m not sure how I did on my test, but I gave it my best shot.
2) No sweat – No problem.
It’s no sweat to drive you to the concert.
I didn’t get a second interview so I’m pretty sure I won’t make the cut.
4) Level playing field – Everyone has an equal chance.
All the job candidates have a degree so it’s a pretty level playing field.
I can’t believe I passed the test, most of my answers were shots in the dark.
6) Out of someone’s league – Not as good as someone.
Selena Gomez is totally out of my league.
Everyone take a seat so we can get the ball rolling.
8) Blind-sided – To not see something coming.
Jack was blind-sided when Jill broke up with him.
“I don’t want to take sides, but Maria was waiting in line before you.”
10) Time out – Break.
“I need a time out from studying.”
Have fun using these idioms and sound like a native speaker!
By Alisha Sevigny