Yaygın İfadeler ve Deyimler - Common Expressions and Idioms

01/28/2010 12:53:56

as easy as pie means "very easy" (same as "a piece of cake") (çocuk oyuncağı)

Some says mathematics is very difficult. It seems as easy as pie to me!

be sick and tired of means "I hate" (also "can't stand") (bıkıp usanmak)

I'm sick and tired of sitting at home all the time.

bend over backwards means "try very hard" (maybe too much!) (Elinden geleni yapmak, çok uğraşmak)

He bent over backwards to please his new wife, but she never seemed satisfied.

bite off more than one can chew means "take responsibility for more than one can manage" (boyundan büyük işe girişmek)

John is so far behind in his studies. Besides classes, he plays sports and works at a part-time job. It seems he has bitten off more than he can chew.

broke means "to have no money" (beş parasız)

I have to borrow some money from my Dad. Right now, I'm broke.

change one's mind means "decide to do something different from what had been decided earlier" (fikir değiştirmek)

I was planning to work late tonight, but I changed my mind. I'll do extra work on the weekend instead.

Cut it out! means "stop doing something bad" (Kes! Bırak!)

That noise is really annoying. Cut it out!

drop someone a line means "send a letter or email to someone" (birine iki satır yazmak.)

It was good to meet you and I hope we can see each other again. Drop me a line when you have time.

figure something out means "come to understand a problem" (anlamak, çözmek)

I don't understand how to do this problem. Take a look at it. Maybe you can figure it out.

fill in for someone means "do their work while they are away" (yerini doldurmak.)

Can you fill in for me just for a few hours, I'll take my wife to the hospital.

in/for ages means "for a very long time" (çok uzun zamandır)

I haven't seem him for ages.

give someone a hand means "help"

Give me hand with these bags, they are too heavy.

hit the hay means "go to bed" (also "hit the sack") (yatağa girmek, yatmak)

You'll go to school tomorrow, it's getting late. It's time to hit the hay.

in the black means "the business is making money, it is profitable" (kazançlı durumda olmak)

Our business is really improving. We've been in the black all year.

in the red means "the business is losing money, it is unprofitable" (zararda olmak)

Business is really going poorly these days. We've been in the red for the past three months.

in the nick of time means "not too late, but very close!" (son anda, ucu ucuna)

I got to the drugstore just in the nick of time. It's a good thing, because I really need this medicine!

keep one's chin up means "remain brave and keep on trying" (-zor bir durumda- moralini bozmamak)

I know things have been difficult for you recently, but keep your chin up. It will get better soon.

know something like the back of your hand means "know something very, very well" (avcunun içi gibi bilmek)

If you get lost, just ask me for directions. I know this part of town like the back of my hand.

once in a while means "sometimes, not very often" (arada bir, nadiren)

Have you been to the new movie theater? No, only see movies once in a while. I usually stay home and watch TV.

sharp means "exactly at a that time" (tam o anda)

I'll meet you at 9 o'clock sharp. If you're late, we'll be in trouble!

sleep on it means "think about something before making a decision" (bir konuda karar vermeden önce bir süre düşünmek)

That sounds like a good deal, but I'd like to sleep on it before I give you my final decision.

take it easy means "relax" (Sakin ol!., aldırma, boşver)

Take it easy, it's just a date.

to get the ball rolling means "start something, especially something big" (işleri başlatmak)

We need to get this project started as soon as possible. I'm hoping you will help me get the ball rolling.

up to the minute means "the most recent information" (son gelişmelerden haberdar)

I wish I knew more about what is happening in the capital city. We need more up to the minute news.

twenty-four/seven means "every minute of every day, all the time" (7 gün 24 saat boyunca, sürekli)

Our restaurant is open 24/7.

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