Winter Idioms

Step 1

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

Step 2

Listen to a conversation below between Joy and Greg.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Joy:Hey Greg! What’s up?
Greg:I’m preparing to watch the big game tonight between the Blue Devils and Brave Falcons.
Joy:Sounds exciting but without their star player, I think the Blue Devils don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell that they’ll win.
Greg:I know! The players’ injuries early in the season have had a snowball effect on the team’s performance.
Joy:That’s just the tip of the iceberg, Greg. They have bigger problems with their management.
Greg:Really? What have you heard?
Joy:The team’s manager, who has been portraying an image as pure as the driven snow was recently caught drinking and driving. Coupled with the team’s losses so far in the season, I’d say he’s walking on thin ice.
Greg:That’s really sad. But at least they won that game with the Red Barons.
Joy:That’s cold comfort considering it’s the only game they’ve won so far.
Greg:You’re right. Oh well, let’s just hope that we’ll see a good game tonight.

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Winter Idioms

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