The Most Common English Idioms

  • the best of both worlds
    • = to enjoy two different opportunities at the same time
    • CZ: ideální situace; nejlepší varianta
  • speak of the devil
    • = the person you’re just talking about actually appears at the moment
    • CZ: my o vlku
  • once in a blue moon
    • = an event that happens infrequently
    • CZ: jednou za uherský rok
  • when pigs fly
    • = something that will never happen
    • CZ: až naprší a uschne
  • to cost an arm and a leg
    • = something is very expensive
    • CZ: stát majlant
  • a piece of cake
    • = something is very easy
    • CZ: je to brnkačka (to se dá zvládnou levou zadní)
  • let the cat out of the bag
    • = to accidentally reveal a secret
    • CZ: prozradit tajemství
  • to feel under the weather
    • = to not feel well
    • CZ: cítit se pod psa; nebýt ve své kůži
  • to kill two birds with one stone
    • = to solve two problems at once
    • CZ: zabít dvě mouchy jednou ranou
  • to cut corners
    • = to do something badly or cheaply
    • CZ: něco odbýt, odfláknout
  • to add insult to injury
    • = to make a situation worse
    • CZ: celé to ještě víc zhoršit
  • call it a day
    • = stop working on something
    • CZ: zabalit, zapíchnout to
  • to hit the nail on the head
    • = to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem
    • CZ: uhodit hřebíček na hlavičku
  • a blessing in disguise
    • = a misfortune that eventually results in something good happening later on
    • CZ: štěstí v neštěstí
  • let someone of the hook
    • = to allow someone to not be punished
    • CZ: sejmout z někoho odpovědnost
  • no pain no gain
    • = you have to work hard for something you want
    • CZ: bez práce nejsou koláče
  • you can’t judge a book by its cover
    • = to not judge someone or something based solely on appearance
    • CZ: nesuď podle zevnějšku
  • see eye to eye
    • = to agree with someone
    • CZ: být za jedno
  • bite the bullet
    • = decide to do something unpleasant that you have been avoiding doing
    • CZ: kousnout do kyselého jablka
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