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Thursday, July 18, 2013

To Make One's Day

Idiom: To make one's day
Meaning: To give or provide happiness and/or excitement; to brighten someone's day.

Situation: Tom was sick and feeling down until his friend Roger sent him a funny text message...

Tom texts Roger: "Thanks for the message. It really made my day!"

Note: when using this idiom, you must remember to place a possessive noun or pronoun before the word "day" (for example: his day,her day, Jane's day).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Take A Hike

Idiom: Take a hike
Meaning: Leave, go away

Situation: Natalia is standing outside a restaurant waiting for a friend. Bob, who is wearing tight pants and many gold chains, walks up to her...

Bob: Hi, beautiful! How about giving me your phone number?
Natalia: Oh, I have a boyfriend. I can't.
Bob: Don't worry; I won't tell him!
Natalia: Take a hike!

"Take a hike" can be considered rude, but is also very direct.