April 30, 2016

فهرست ضرب المثل ها و اصطلاحات پرکاربرد زبان انگلیسی

List of English Expressions and phrasal verbs Videos And Their Examples


در ادامه می توانید فهرست ضرب المثل ها و اصطلاحات پرکاربرد زبان انگلیسی را مشاهده نمایید

با کلیک بر روی لینک ها به ویدئو مربوط منتقل می شوید


Lesson 1 – How ya doin?

lesson 2 – What do you do for a living?


lesson 3 – I’m into sports
be into something    spoken

to like and be interested in something:
– I’m really into folk music.

*be into somebody    American English    informal

to owe someone money:
–  He’s into me for $50.


lesson 4 – My knee went out

Pronunciation note:

Three strong sounds s, n, l

Three week sounds d, t, th


lesson 5 – What’s up this weekend?

What kind of plan do you have for this weekend?


lesson 6 – I’m gonna kick back

to relax:
Your waitress will take your order while you kick back and enjoy the game.

(Gona, Amenah)


lesson 7 – I slept in

phrasal verb
to let yourself sleep later than usual in the morning:
– We usually sleep in on Sunday mornings.


 0008 I overslept

to sleep for longer than you intended:
– Sorry I’m late. I overslept.


lesson 9 – I’m gonna stock up on water

stock up phrasal verb
to buy a lot of something in order to keep it for when you need to use it later
stock up on    
– I have to stock up on snacks for the party.


lesson 10 – I’m counting on you

relying on, believe you

Pronunciation note: Americans say “Am” to “I am”


lesson 11- I had a long week

long= difficult, stressful,

A: You look stressed.
B: Well, I had a long week.


lesson 12 – TGIF!

TGIF is abbreviation of “Thanks God its Friday.”


lesson 13 – That’s pure nonsense

That’s not true, That’s bullsh…, I do not believe that, That’s rumor, That’s a crazy lie.



lesson 14 – Did you get out ~ing?  Did you get (go) out shopping?



lesson 15 – (to) do away with (something)   

phrasal verb
1    to get rid of something or stop using it:
People thought that the use of robots would do away with boring low-paid factory jobs.

  • you need to do away with smoking.
  • you need to do away with that boyfriend.
  • you need to do away with girlfriend.
  • I need to do away with my knockle cracking.


lesson 16 – (to) do (something) up   

(used about party, celebration and wedding)

-Are you gonna do it up for your mom’s birthday? No, we’re just gonna have a nice dinner at home.


lesson 17 – (to) do up (something)

(about clothes: Jacket, zipper, dress, your shirt, hair: fasten or zip  )

Do up your coat or you’ll get cold.
-a skirt which does up at the back



lesson 18 – (to) do it over

do it over: do it again


lesson 19 – Because of

(We use it for excuses and is kind of negative)


lesson 20 – Thanks to

used to give a positive reason.


lesson 21 – Check back in a jiffy

very soon, in a second, quickly.

I’ll be there in a jiffy.

I’ll be with you in a jiffy.

In a jiffy it will be my birthday.


Lesson 22 —   Pick your poison

We use this expression about things that look delicious but are not healthy, like cakes.


lesson 23 – Those poor children



lesson 24 – ~ is pathetic

inadequate, inept, terrible,



lesson 25 – What purpose does it serve?

What is its  function?

lesson 26 – I couldn’t help it.

I couldn’t control myself.

I couldn’t stop myself.


lesson 27 – To look away


lesson 28 – To push it

  • Don’t push it.
  • You are pushing it.
  • it : your luck

lesson 29- Are you done yet?

done: finished


lesson 30 – Knock on wood

knock on wood    American English    used to say that you hope your good luck so far will not change and continue  [= touch wood British English]


Lesson 31 – Count me out-in

Count me out: exclude

Count me  in: include

lesson 33 – I’m broke

I’m broke:  I have no money

lesson 34 – To sell SOMEONE out


lesson 36 – I beg to differ

spoken    formal
used to say that you disagree with someone:
– I must beg to differ on this point.


lesson 37- LUCK, LOCK and LOOK



lesson 38 – don’t sweat it


Sweet: worry [intransitive]


to be anxious, nervous, or worried about something:
– Let them sweat a bit before you tell them.

– Don’t sweat it, I’ll lend you the money.


lesson 39 – Go all out


– do your best, to try very hard to do or get something.

  • go all out    to try very hard to do or get something

-The company will be going all out to improve on last year’s sales.

-We’re going all out for victory in this afternoon’s game.



lesson 40 – already

Don’t use this expression to your boss or parents or people like them. 😀

  • Where are you already? (You are lat)
  • Where is he already? (hurry come here)

lesson 41- Come down with

I think I’m coming with sth. (I think i’m getting sick.)
to get an illness:

  • I think I’m coming down with headache.
  • I think I’m coming down with cold.
  • I think I’m coming down with flue.
  • I think I’m coming down with virus.
  • I think I’m coming down with stomachache.
  • Are you coming down with a cold?


lesson 42 – Go down

To go south


lesson 43 – Steal my thunder
to do something that takes attention away from what someone else has done


Usage notes:(originality)

In the 17th century the writer John Dennis built a machine which made sounds like thunder for one of his plays, but the idea was copied by someone else and used in another play.
– I kept quiet about my pregnancy because it was Jack’s birthday, and I didn’t want to steal his thunder.


lesson 44 – A pain in the neck

be very annoying:
• There were times when Joe could be a real pain in the neck.


lesson 45 – to come in on

-Can you come in on a weekend?

*No. I can only go in on weekdays.

-Can you come in on Friday?

*No, I’m Muslim. That’s my weekend


lesson 46 – to turn in (2 meanings)

-Did you turn in the assignment? Yes. Now I’m
–So, what are you going to do?
-I’m going to turn in early tonight! I’m

1-to give(back) something to a person
-The rebels were told to turn in their
weapons and ammunition.
-My wallet was turned in to the police two
days later.
-When do the library books have to be turned
2-to go to bed:
I think I’ll turn in early tonight.


lesson 47 – to LACK something

-Any advice?
–How do I get more YouTube viewers?
-Well, you are lacking something.
–What? Energy?
-Hair. You might want to get


lesson 48 – I am down

I’m down= Count me in, I will join you, I will participate.

-You wanna go watch the basketball game tonight?
–You paying?
-No need~ Free tickets!
–Cool! I’m down.


lesson 49 – Kick it up a notch



lesson 50 – Happy holidays



lesson 51 – a stocking stuffer

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers.


lesson 52- to keep me on my toes

“Keep me on my toes” is a clichè that means “keep me alert, aware, and prepared”

to make sure that someone is ready for anything that might happen:
-They do random checks to keep workers on their toes.


lesson 53 – Keep it down

It’s opposite of  lesson 49 – Kick it up a notch

used to ask someone to make less noise:
-Keep your voice down    – she’ll hear you!
-Can you    keep it down    – I’m trying to work.

Do not say ot to your boss or parents.



lesson 54 – The apple of one’s eye

to be loved very much by someone:
– Ali was always the apple of his father’s eye.


lesson 55 – picky

fussy and hard to please.


lesson 56 – (to) turn out

to happen in a particular way, or to have a particular result, especially one that you did not expect
turn out well/badly/fine etc
-It was a difficult time, but eventually things turned out all right.
-To my surprise, it turned out that    I was wrong.
-As it turned out (=used to say what happened in the end), he passed the exam quite easily.


lesson 64 – hone

1    to improve your skill at doing something, especially when you are already very good at it:
He set about    honing    his    skills    as a draughtsman.
finely honed (=extremely well-developed)    intuition
2    formal    to make knives, swords etc sharp [= sharpen]


lesson 65 – Don’t chew/talk with your mouth open



lesson 66 – put up with

put up with somebody/something phrasal verb
to accept an unpleasant situation or person without complaining:
-She put up with his violent temper.


lesson 67 – nuke it
1PMW    to attack a place using    nuclear    weapons
2    to cook food in a    microwave oven:
Nuke it for two minutes.


lesson 68 – get the nod
give somebody the nod/get the nod from somebody    informal    to give or be given permission to do something:
We’re waiting for the boss to give us the nod on this one.


lesson 70 – to straighten out

to deal with problems or a confused situation and make it better, especially by organizing things [= sort out]:
-There are several financial problems that need to be straightened out quickly.


lesson 71 – a brouhaha

a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.


lesson 72 – My hat’s off to you

informal    used to say you admire someone very much because of what they have done:

“To respect, admire, or congratulate someone.”
-I take my hat off to Ian – without him we’d have never finished this project on time.


lesson 73 – be on call

be on call    if someone such as a doctor or engineer is on call, they are ready to go and help whenever they are needed as part of their job:
-Don’t worry, there’s a doctor on call 24 hours a day.


lesson 74 – and whatnot

and whatnot    spoken    an expression used at the end of a list of things when you do not want to give the names of everything:
Put your bags, cases and whatnot in the back of the car.


lesson 75 – tinker around

to make small changes to something in order to repair it or make it work better
tinker with    
-Congress has been tinkering with the legislation.
tinker around with something    
-Dad was always tinkering around with engines.

-Let me tinker around with it for a while and see if I can get it to work.
-Please don’t tinker with the controls.


lesson 76 – kowtow

(Chinese origin)

to be too eager to obey or be polite to someone in authority
kowtow to    
– We will not kowtow to the government.


lesson 77 – Tweak it
to make small changes to a machine, vehicle, or system in order to improve the way it works:
-Maybe you should tweak a few sentences before you send in the report.


lesson 78 – when it comes to
informal    when you are dealing with something or talking about something:
He’s a bit of an expert when it comes to computers.


lesson 79 – take it with a grain of salt
take something with a pinch/grain of salt    informal    to not completely believe what someone tells you, because you know that they do not always tell the truth:
Most of what he says should be taken with a pinch of salt.


to not completely believe something that you are told, because you think it is unlikely to be true:

-You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.


lesson 80 – I changed my mind
change your mind    to change your decision, plan, or opinion about something:
I was afraid that Liz would change her mind and take me back home.
change your mind about
If you change your mind about the colour scheme, it’s easy to just paint over it.


lesson 81 – 9 out of 10 times

(This expression is common in sports too)

9 out of 10/three out of four etc    
– Nine out of ten students pass the test first time.


lesson 82 – goof off

to waste time or avoid doing any work:
– He’s been goofing off at school.


lesson 83 – My dogs are barking

dogs [plural]    American English    informal

– Boy, my dogs really hurt.

– My feet are tiered.


lesson 84 – To get carried away

be/get carried away    to be so excited, angry, interested etc that you are no longer really in control of what you do or say, or you forget everything else:
-It’s easy to get carried away when you can do so much with the graphics software.


lesson 85 – my diet

the kind of food that a person or animal eats each day
balanced/healthy/poor etc diet    
-It is important to    have    a balanced, healthy diet.
the effects of poor diet and lack of exercise
vegetarian/high-fibre/Western etc diet
diet of    
-They exist on a diet of fish.
-Bamboo is the panda’s    staple diet (=main food).


lesson 86 – veggies

American English    a    vegetable:
-fresh veggies


lesson 87 – ad hoc

emergencyو not planned, but arranged or done only when necessary
ad hoc committee/group etc
– decisions made on an ad hoc basis


lesson 88- pig out

pig out phrasal verb
informal    to eat a lot of food all at once
pig out on    
I found Sam in front of the TV, pigging out on pizza and fries.


lesson 89 – Coke is it

Is it= favorite, the best

sth sth is it,

When it comes to pizza, Peperoni is it.


lesson 90 – What the heck is wrong with you

What’s wrong with you?

What the heck is wrong with you

What the hell is wrong with you
What in the world is wrong with you
What on earth is wrong with you
What the f… is wrong with you


lesson 91 – in heat

  • My hat is in heat.


lesson 93 – Put some elbow into it
put some muscle into it
physical strength and power:
It took muscle to work in an old-fashioned kitchen.
put some muscle into it (=used to tell someone to work harder)


lesson 94 – Go away
1    to leave a place or person:
Go away and leave me alone!
I went away wondering if I’d said the wrong thing.
2    to travel to a place and spend some time there, for example for a holiday:
Are you going away this year?
go away for    
We’re going away for the weekend.
go away to    
He’s going away to college next year.
go away on    
I’m going away on a business trip next week.
3    if a problem, unpleasant feeling etc goes away, it disappears:
Ignoring the crime problem won’t make it go away.


lesson 95 – sump’n (pronounciation)


lesson 96 – pouting
to push out your lower lip because you are annoyed or unhappy, or in order to look sexually attractive:
-He sounded like a pouting child.
-Her full lips pouted slightly.


lesson 97 – get the gist

the gist: the main idea and meaning of what someone has said or written
the gist of    
The gist of his argument is that full employment is impossible.


lesson 98 – a sneezing fit


laugh/cough [countable]    a short time during which you laugh or cough a lot in a way that you cannot control:
He had a violent coughing fit.
fit of    
-The girls collapsed into a fit of the giggles.
-We were all in fits of laughter    trying to clear up the mess.
-Carl had  us all in fits (=made us laugh a lot)    with his stories.

-For as long as I can remember I’ve had occasional sneezing ‘fits.’ I’ll be sitting, working quietly or just reading or watching tv, and I’ll sneeze.



lesson 99 – get the hang of

get the hang of something    informal    to learn how to do something or use something:
It seems difficult at first, but you’ll soon get the hang of it.


lesson 100 – to die for
extremely good or desirable – used humorously:
-Betty’s strawberry cheesecake is simply to-die-for.


lesson 101 – (to) make ends meet
make ends meet    to have only just enough money to buy the things you need:
– When Mike lost his job, we could barely make ends meet.


lesson 102 – ordering take-out

lesson 103 – I’m rather upset


   lesson 104 – I’m perplexed
completely baffled; very puzzled.
“she gave him a perplexed look”


lesson 105 – Keep it PG
parental guidance
used to show that a film includes parts that parents may feel are not suitable for young children

Keep it clean (=do not offend people with what you say).




0170_ on the rocks (different from yesterday!)

0171_ a hangover…to hang over
a pain in your head and a feeling of sickness that you get the day after you have drunk too much alcohol:
–    I had a    terrible    hangover  the next day.

0172 —   in for a bumpy ride
a difficult time
–    The new bill could be in for a bumpy ride when it is put before parliament.

0173_ I’ve been meaning to tell you…

what does this mean? “I’ve been meaning to phone Jane. I keep forgetting.”
First, you are correct; in this context, ‘meaning’ means ‘intending’.
As for the tense, we use that tense when we have been wanting to phone Jane for some time now (that’s important – I’ve been meaning to do something implies my intent has persisted for some length of time). Furthermore, it also implies that I still haven’t called her. (If I had phoned Jane already, then the verb tenses would change: I had been meaning to phone Jane, but I kept forgetting. That implies that I eventually overcame my forgetfulness and made the phone call.)

0174_ I could not have said it better
well said!    spoken    used to say that you agree with what someone has just said, or that you admire them for saying it

0175 —  _ as far as
as far as  weekend goes/ went/  (regarding)
as far as I know                 (regarding, based on)

0176 —  I like them PLURAL!

0177 —  _ Here is  to…

0178   That hits the spot!
informal    to have exactly the good effect that you wanted, especially when you are hungry or thirsty

0179      It doesn’t agree with me
not agree with somebody     if a type of food does not agree with you, it makes you feel ill: (instead of saying that I do not like it or I hate it say It doesn’t agree with me)

–    Green peppers don’t agree with me.

0180 —  _ Suit yourself
spoken    used to tell someone they can do whatever they want to, even though it annoys you or you think they are not doing the right thing:    (do it as you like)
‘Mind if I sit here?’ he said gently. ‘Suit yourself.’

0181 —  my two cents
American English    informal    your opinion or what you want to say about a subject:
–    Everyone had to put in their two cents worth.
–    Can I offer my two cents?

0182 —   hit the sack
informal    to go to bed:
It’s one o’clock – time to hit the sack.

hit the sack    hit the hay American English    informal    to go to bed

0183 —   roly-poly
a roly-poly person is round and fat

  • They have two roly-poly little boys.


0184 —   in the shade

0185 — made in the shade
have it made in the shade    American English    informal    to be extremely rich – used humorously

0186 —   a shady guy
probably dishonest or illegal:
a shady character
She’s been involved in some shady deals.

0187 — 3 Minute English Lesson_ a shadow


lesson 191 – to blend in







lesson 192 – sticks out like a sore thumb



lesson 193 – Stupid is as stupid does



lesson 523 – to put lipstick on a pig