This week we will learn a few number idioms.
- on cloud nine
- put two and two together
- forty winks
- dressed to the nines
- the one and only
Study the infographic below. Do you recognize any of the idioms? Use a dictionary to look up their meanings. You can also google them.
Read the dialogue to understand the correct usage of the idioms.
|Blaine||Are you ready for the dance party? We’re running late.|
|Dorian||Yes. I am almost ready. Look at my new dress. How do I look?|
|Blaine||Wow! You are dressed to the nines. You look gorgeous! When I first saw you at the grad dinner, I was stunned by your beauty and after so many years of marriage, you still look so beautiful.|
|Dorian||Really! I am on cloud nine.|
|Blaine||You are my one and only friend, a sincere partner and confidant.|
|Dorian||Wait, let me put two and two together. I know why you are praising me so much tonight. You need a favour, right?|
|Blaine||Good guess! Sweetheart. We need to pick up Chris and his wife because their car broke down.|
|Dorian||Ok. That’s the reason. But why haven’t you changed yet?|
|Blaine||I will just have forty winks because I had a very tiring day.|
|Dorian||Come on. If you have to pick up Chris too we should be leaving right away. Don’t worry I will drive.|
|Blaine||That sounds great. I will be ready in no time.|
Listen to the dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.
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