Transport – English idioms and sayings

 0    36 tarjetas    vocapp2
descargar mp3 imprimir jugar test de práctica
término English
definición English

An event in a public place where people sell their unwanted possessions, often from the backs of their cars.
empezar lección
car boot sale
You can buy a lot of funny things on the car boot sale.

If you are in a difficult situation you will go anywhere for help.
empezar lección
any port in a storm
I don't really like asking my parents for help, but any port in a storm.

Sometime in the future.
empezar lección
down the road
I have to get a driving licence down the road.

The point where it is no longer possible to continue with a process or activity.
empezar lección
end of the line/road
This project has reached the end of the line. It's ready.

An idea which shows a lot of imagination but which is not practical.
empezar lección
flight of fancy
I think our new car was just a flight of fancy, we didn't really need it.

This idiom describes a road accident in which the driver who caused the accident drives away without helping the other people involved and without telling the police.
empezar lección
hit and run
One of the worst things that can happen on your holiday is to have a hit and run accident.

Something that is needed.
empezar lección
just the ticket
Thank you, the hummer was just the ticket.

This idiom describes a person, organization, opinion or type of entertainment that is not extreme and is acceptable to or liked by most people.
empezar lección
middle of the road
Ok, we will listen to Beatles, everybody likes them, they're so middle of the road.

A place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns.
empezar lección
off the beaten track
It's a great place for a real explorer, it's so off the beaten track.

If something is on track it's making progress and is likely to achieve something.
empezar lección
on track
I think my new company is on track and it will soon succeed.

An impolite way of telling someone to go away.
empezar lección
On yer bike!
I tried to help him, but he just said “O yer bike!” and ran away.

One last alcoholic drink just before leaving.
empezar lección
one for the road
I do understand you have to go, but let's have one for the road.

A tendency to think about only one subject.
empezar lección
one track mind
He can only think about his car, he's a one track mind.

A place where you stop for a short time, especially on a journey.
empezar lección
port of call
Our port of call for tonight is this cheap motel over there.

Someone who drives in a way which makes it impossible for other vehicles to go past.
empezar lección
road hog
This lorry is a true road hog, I can't overtake it.

Said to tell someone that they must improve their performance or behaviour or they will have to leave.
empezar lección
Shape up or ship out.
They told him to shape up or ship out.

The quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal (especially business related).
empezar lección
the fast track
I put this project on the fast track.

It is said to emphasize that you must not simply intend to behave well but you must act accordingly.
empezar lección
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
I told him I really meant to call him, but he replied that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

To be in the same situation (usually unpleasant) as other people.
empezar lección
to be in the same boat
Don't worry, we'll figure something out, after all we are in the same boat.

To have a special position within an organization, or a special relationship with a person that gives you advantages that other people do not have.
empezar lección
to be on the inside track
I have latest news quicker than most journalists, I'm on the special inside track.

To hide or conceal something.
empezar lección
to cover one's tracks
I'm very good at covering my track, nobody can find me.

To negotiate prices or agreements in one's own favour.
empezar lección
to drive a hard bargain
He drove a hard bargain but eventually got the pay rise.

To make someone very bored or very angry.
empezar lección
to drive someone round the bend
This noise drives me round the bend!

To make someone extremely angry.
empezar lección
to drive someone up the wall
My children sometimes drive me up the wall.

To start moving.
empezar lección
to get on one's bike
You'd better get on your bike and go on holiday.

To attempt to make money quickly, easily, and often dishonestly.
empezar lección
to get on the gravy train
I don't like him any more, he seems to have got on the gravy train.

To begin an activity that has been planned.
empezar lección
to get the show on the road
Let's get the show on the road and have some drinks.

To start behaving in a way that is not generally acceptable, especially dishonestly or illegally.
empezar lección
to go off the rails
I think our daughter's best friend went a bit off the rails recently.

To be really ugly.
empezar lección
to have a face like the back end of a bus
My aunt has a face like the back end of the bus, maybe that is why she is a spinster.

To leave a place or begin a journey.
empezar lección
to hit the road
It's high time we hit the road again!

To no longer know what is happening, or not to remember something.
empezar lección
to lose track
I'm sorry, can your repeat, I lost the track.

To send someone away somewhere.
empezar lección
to ship someone off
We have to ship our children off to grandparents and have some fun together.

To run away.
empezar lección
to take flight
He took flight when he saw a group of three robbers.

To go on a journey without taking a lot of things with you.
empezar lección
to travel light
I learned to travel light when I went to China.

At the highest level in a job or sport.
empezar lección
top flight
This tennis racquet is an absolute top flight.

The connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together.
empezar lección
train of thought
I just can't follow her train of thought.

English idiomatic expressions, or simply idioms (idioms) is not only an integral part of the language, but also reflect the culture and everyday life of the people, who spoke on it. They decorate it and make it possible to save many words of the speaker and effort as very succinctly and accurately convey sometimes not only the meaning of a single utterance, but even entire speeches! Learn some Transportation idioms in English with VocApp. While there are many travel-inspired idioms we could think of, we have shortlisted just forty of our favourites that we thought you would like to learn and of course that we thought could be quite useful to try and use in conversations. This lesson about transportation Idioms in English, we have spoken about how we have to prepare themselves when it comes to travelling around world where they hear crazy Idioms, Especially when they visit English speaking countries. In this lesson we want to introduce you to the stable expression of the same subject. So, transport idioms and set expressions on the theme ‘Transport’. You can also find some flashcards on Car Idioms and sayings within this lesson. So, let us expand our active vocabulary with some English idioms that are related to transport. I am sure that these idioms will surprise you.

Debes iniciar sesión para poder comentar.