american idiom

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American idioms

Get in Someone’s hair
Children! Would you please stop making so much noise!

And for heaven’s sake, pick up your clothes and toys!

It’s hard enough trying to keep this house clean without your throwing your things all over the place!

Clara, I know that the children get in your hair, but you should try not to let it upset you so much.

Listen, Jim. I can’t help it . The children bother me and make me very angry when they’re so noisy and messy.


Shoot Off One’s Mouth
Jim doesn’t play tennis very much, but he’s always shooting off his mouthabout how good he is. Yet he’s fooling nobody. Jim is somewhat of a braggart and everyone knows that he gives opinions without knowing all the facts and talks as if he knew everything about the game.
Pay Through the Nose
At last Mr. Smith came upon the rare stamp he had been seeking at an auction. Since many other stamp collectors would also be bidding for it, he realized that he would have to pay through the nose in order to have it.

After considering the increasing value of the stamp, he decided that he would not mind paying such a high price for something so rare.


Pull Someone’s Leg
Hey, Al. I was invited to be a judge for the Miss America Beauty Pageant!

Oh, really? Come on, you’re pulling my leg!

No, honestly. Do you really think that I’m trying to fool you with a ridiculous story?

Well, you’ve told me foolish stories before.

I can assure you that this one is for real.


Get Off Someone’s Back
Hey, John. I’m bored. Come on, let’s go out and do something.

Sorry, I’m right in the middle of studying for a physics exam. I won’t be able to make it tonight.

You’ve been studying for a long time. Why don’t you take a break ? Come on! Let’s go ! Forget studying for a while !

Look! Get off my back! I can’t go anywhere!

OK. I’ll stop bothering you only if you promise to let me know the minute you’re finished.

Feb 11 in class writing


author’s name:GALLAGHER, ERIKA

The video talk about the cultural literacy. I learned that literacy is to be open and accept new things. The author told us that we should always learn form other people any time even chat with each other. Also we should have a learning mindset. We should always listening to other that we can learn form their stories and experience. If we can do that, we will benefit for life. However, the video is too short that I didn’t learn enough from the video.

Feb 8 free writing

When I was a child, I spend my childhood with my grandparents.  My parents was busy on their works. So they don’t have the time take care of me. I lived in a old house with my grandparents in the countryside until i get into primary school. I was a really good time to me. their is no building around my house and no light pollution. Also, don’t like the life in downtown. The life in that small town is quiet relax. I always help my grand mother with the farm-work and take care of my pet dog. At that time, I always fall into sleep before 8PM. The TV signal is not good in that small town and there is no smart phone and WiFi at that time period. So people do not need to check their phone time to time. They don’t need to look at the social media until mid night. The don’t have to worry about the social connection.

my story is about the following event: help my grandparents with the farm work.

my story is about my childhood with my Grandparents


Feb 4 in class writing

When I was in primary school, I and my mother went to a book store. When my mother was chat with the clerk, she found me had disappear. She kept calling my name, but there was no answer. My mother was nervous that she thought I had been abducted. However, my mother found me was crouching in the corner of the bookstore and I was reading a Chinese novel. It sounded like a false alarm. That incident made I and my mother Dumbfounding. For now, I found that it was hard for me to immerse myself in the book. The technology is advance in modern society. Thus, it is hard for people to focus on paper books.

Feb 1 In class writing

I read Shipeng’s post,  the similarities is that emotional appeal can really influences people’s emotion. Also the pictures and videos are effectively on influence people’s mood. the differences is that he talked about the advertisements on magazine. These advertisement always have inductively that can influence people’s thought. So people will interested in their products. However, i talk about the post on internet  news and blogs. Some of the posts are provocative that can always influence people’s mood. Most of them have bad influence on society. I agree with Shipeng’s  view point because I have the same experience. There are always advertisements on Instagram. They are always in terms of videos that users of Instagram can clear know the advantages of the products. Thus, the advertisements successfully lead people to consume.