In honour of week 2 of Folklorama, we present Multicultural Idioms 2:
Read the dialogue to learn the meaning of the idioms:
|Len:||Hello, Erum. Long time no see! How are you?|
|Erum:||Wonderful! So good to see you.|
|Erum:||Listen, there is something I need to tell you.|
|Len:||Oh? What is that?|
|Erum:||Well, in a nutshell, I heard your nephew bad-mouthing one of his teachers at a party the other day.|
|Len:||Oh no, that is the straw that broke the camel’s back!|
|Erum:||What do you mean?|
|Len:||Well, my niece told me he had been doing the same thing to somebody else.|
|Erum:||What are you going to do about this?|
|Len:||Well, it goes without saying that I am going to speak to his parents. This can’t go|
|Erum:||I am glad I told you. Good luck with this situation.|
Listen to the dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.
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