Idioms - A
(Don't) add fuel to the fire
(Don't) add insult to injury
(Don't) kick a man when he's’s down
- Don't make a bad situation even worse.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
- Being far away from a person you love makes your love even stronger.
A penny saved is a penny earned
- It's good to save money, rather than spending and wasting it.
A picture is worth a thousand words
- Pictures can give more information than words alone.
Actions speak louder than words
- What you actually do is more important than what you say you will do.
(It's) all in your head
- imagined, not real
Around the clock
- all the time; 24 hours
Asleep at the wheel
- not paying attention; not doing his/her responsibilities
(Shout or yell) at the top of your lungs
- (to shout or yell) as loud as you can
Using the idioms, give advice to these people:
Tom: I really want to go see a movie tonight, but I'm trying to save my money to buy a new watch.
Julie: I just saw my brother's girlfriend with another boy, but he's in a really bad mood because he got fired this morning. Do you think I should tell him?
Iris: Did you hear that? I think I heard something in the kitchen! Wait. . . . I'm not sure. There it is again! I think I heard something. Do you hear it? Maybe it's a ghost! Maybe it's a thief!
William: My grandfather is so old that he's almost deaf. When I talk to him, he doesn't even notice that I'm talking.
Rita: My sister always steals my money! I yelled at her, and she apologized and promised that she would stop, but I don't know if I should believe her.
David: My girlfriend got a really good job offer in Taipei, but I’m afraid that if she moves away, she’ll forget about me and we might break up.