Multicultural idioms 2

Step 1

In honour of week 2 of Folklorama, we present Multicultural Idioms 2:

Step 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.
Len:Thank you.

Step 3

Listen to the dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.

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