Common English Idioms
1. 24/7: Twenty-four hours a day; seven days a week; all the time; constantly.
eg. My little sister irritates me 24/7!
2. A short fuse: A quick temper.
eg. Jamie is known for his short fuse; just a few days ago he screamed at his coach for not letting him play.
3. A taste of your own medicine: Bad treatment deservedly received for treating other people badly.
eg. After constantly being prank-called, Julian decided to give Juan a taste of his own medicine and ordered twenty-seven pizzas to be delivered to Juan’s house.
经过不断的恶作剧之后，Julian 决定让 Juan 感受一下自己的所作所为，并下令将27个比萨饼运到 Juan 的家中。
4. Butterflies in my stomach: To be nervous. Liam had butterflies in his stomach before he went on stage to play the violin.
eg. Liam had butterflies in his stomach before he went on stage to play the violin.
5. By the skin of your teeth: To just barely get by or make it. Lester made the dance team by the skin of his teeth; you can tell he hasn't been dancing jazz for very long.
6. Cat got your tongue?: Can’t you speak? (Usually said to embarrass the other person). I just saw you kissing my boyfriend. What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?
eg. What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?