· Idiom

Ngoài việc tham khảo Bộ đề thi thật IELTS SPEAKING mà IELTS TUTOR cập nhật từng quý cho các bạn, đừng quên ôn luyện thêm Idioms. Idiom là những câu/cụm từ được người bản xứ thường xuyên sử dụng trong giao tiếp hằng ngày. Nếu bạn đang có ý định thi IELTS hoặc muốn nâng cao khả năng giao tiếp bằng tiếng Anh thì nhất định không thể bỏ qua bài viết này. "Sự có mặt" của idiom trong bài giao tiếp (IELTS speaking) là một trong những tiêu chí giúp bạn đạt điểm cao. Dưới đây là danh sách những Idioms bắt đầu bằng chữ "C".

call it a day

Meaning: Decide that one has worked enough on something for the day (xong việc hôm nay)

Example: When we still couldn't find the source of the discrepancy, we decided to call it a day and revisit it tomorrow.

call it a night

Meaning: End an evening’s activities and go home (xong việc tối, về nhà)

Example: I'm too tired to keep looking at these numbers, so let's call it a night.

castle in the air

Meaning: An impractical plan (mơ mộng, không thực tế)

Example: You need sound financial advice and a strong plan if you're going to start your own business—don't just build castles in the air.

cat fight

Meaning: A fight between two women (cuộc chiến những người phụ nữ)

Example: It was a wild night at the bar last night. A lot of people got drunk, and they were thrown out when they started arguing and a cat fight broke out.

catch someone's eye

Meaning: Attract someone’s attention (thu hút sự chú ý của ai đó)

Example: Your store needs a bold sign that will catch the eye of anyone walking down the street.

caught red-handed

Meaning: Apprehended while committing a crime (bắt gặp phạm tội)

Example: He tried to deny that he had stolen the money, but he was caught red-handed by security cameras.

close, but no cigar

Meaning: You are very close but not quite correct (gần đúng nhưng không chính xác)

Example: You all had some very good guesses—close but no cigar.

cool as a cucumber

Meaning: Calm and composed even in difficult or frustrating situations; self-possessed (bình tĩnh)

Example: I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was as cool as a cucumber.

chuck a wobbly

Meaning: To act in an emotional way (thể hiện thái độ ra mặt)

Example: I know you’re upset. But don’t chuck a wobbly in your meeting with the boss; he won’t like it.

call in sick

Meaning: to telephone one’s office or workplace to say you can’t come in because you are sick (cáo ốm)

Example: She’s called in sick again today. I think she must be pregnant

call it quits

Meaning: to stop doing something (dừng)  

Example: I tried and tried to learn speak French but now I’m calling it quits

close call

Meaning: An event that almost happened/ A difficult decision or a result that’s hard to determine (xém xảy ra/ suýt soát).

Example: She had several close calls before she had the accident so she should’ve been more careful.

cat/ cat's got someone's tongue

Meaning: a situation where someone is not speaking or is having difficulty trying to say something (khó nói).

Example: I wanted to say something at the meeting but the cat got my tongue!

cat and mouse

Meaning: a series of planned actions involving pursuit, captures and repeated escapes (mèo vờn chuột, không hồi kết).

Example: I feel like this candidate is playing cat and mouse with us. Do you think she has another job offer or maybe she's interviewing with a lot of other companies?

cut it fine

Meaning: To do something at the last moment (chờ đến phút cuối mới làm)

Example: Your train leaves in twenty minutes and you’re still here! You’re cutting it a bit fine, aren’t you?

crash a party

Meaning: To attend a party without being invited (không mời mà tới)

Example: Come on, let's go crash the neighbors' party—I'm sure they won't mind us showing up.

cry over spilled milk

Meaning: to be upset, worried or unhappy about something that cannot be changed (lo lắng, buồn bã vì chuyện đã qua)

Example: I know you're upset the airline lost our luggage but let's enjoy this holiday anyway. What's the use of crying over spilled milk?

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