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Holiday idioms you must know

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You know it's the last month of the year, and you are in celebration and vacation mood. And not to forget, the favorite season, winter. Who doesn’t like winter or let’s say who doesn’t like to sit indoors by the fireside in the mornings and evenings with a hot cup of tea. We all love it. With a week or a few days away from Christmas and New Year, we are already in party mood. People visit their family and friends to spend their time and enjoy the festival. While some plan for a long vacation to relax after a yearlong hard work.

In this article, we will help you with holiday idioms that are commonly used in a conversation.

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5 Holiday idioms you must know

1. Have a whale of a time

Meaning - to enjoy yourself very much.


Examples:

Last year, I was in New York during Christmas and New Year. It was a wonderful time. I had a whale of a time.


My friend’s bachelorette party in Thailand was awesome. We had a whale of a time.

2. Just what the doctor ordered

Meaning - exactly what is wanted or needed.


Examples:

Vacations should always be just what the doctor ordered.


All I need during this trip is sea, sun, and spa. It would make me feel that I have got what the doctor ordered.

3. Wear someone out

Meaning – to make someone tired


Examples:

My job wears me out.


You are wearing me out! Can you give me a break?

4. Off the beaten track/ path

Meaning - in a place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns.


Examples:

There are many destinations in India, but I like to travel off the beaten track.


This time I have chosen off the beaten place for vacation.

5. Short break

Meaning -  a specific time dedicated to pleasure and rest, especially when pay is granted to an employee.


Examples:

I need a short break to de-stress myself.


Neha looks very happy and fresh after a short break.

These are some holiday idioms that will help you while communicating with your colleagues. We’ll bring some more holiday phrases and idioms in our next blog – “Holiday idioms you must know – Part one.” Till then the above idioms will help you to impress others with your English communication skills. Moreover, an English speaking course is all you need to improve your spoken English and train yourself to use idioms like a pro. Native English speakers use idioms commonly to increase the impact of their communication.

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