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Idioms – H




Have a ball

Have a blast

-      To have a lot of fun




Head over heels in love

-  Very in love with someone




Here today, gone tomorrow

-      You say this when something disappears very quickly or suddenly




Hindsight is 20/20 (“twenty-twenty”)

-      It is easier to see clearly in the past than in the present. (We often say this when we regret a decision that we made in the past and wish we had done something differently.)




Home sweet home

-      We say this when we are glad to be home (after a long trip or vacation, for example).




Haste makes waste

-      If you do something too quickly (too “hastily”) you might do it badly and actually “waste” time or money. (This means that you should take your time and do something carefully.)



Advice and Answers



Using the idioms, give advice or answers to these people:



Hank: I’ll write my homework really quickly so that I can spend more time playing video games!







Hannah: It seems like I just got my birthday money yesterday, and I’ve already spent it all!







Harry: I knew I shouldn’t have gone to that party! If I hadn’t gone to the party, then I wouldn’t have seen John. If I hadn’t seen John, then I wouldn’t have had a fight. If I hadn’t had a fight, then I wouldn’t be in the hospital now!








Now, fill in the blanks with suitable idioms:



Helen and Henry have been dating for 2 years, and they are ____________________ in love. They took a vacation to Thailand, and everything was perfect: the beaches were beautiful, the food was excellent, and the people were very nice. It was quite a romantic trip, and they really ____________________.

Even though they enjoyed their vacation, when they got home Helen said, “____________________.”


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