Clothing Idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.


Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Natalia:Oh, my! Look at you – you’re all dressed up to the nines!
Len:Thank you! I love this suit – it fits like a glove and it gives me confidence when I need it the most!
Natalia:Oh, absolutely! I mean, today is the day! You’ve been working towards this degree for the past 5 years.
Len:I can’t believe it’s been that long!  I still remember my first day in the lab. You were like, “Roll up your sleeves and get to work! We have lots to do!”
Natalia:No, no, I don’t think I’m that bossy!… Or am I?…
Len:Well, I am not saying you are bossy, but I have no doubt about who’s wearing the pants in your family.
Natalia:Well, ok, let’s say I am assertive.
Len:Yes, you are. Anyway, I am lucky to have you as my supervisor. I take my hat off to you for all your help and advice on the research.
Natalia:Oh, thank you! But you have to hurry up, because you’ll be late for your presentation.

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