Idiom là những câu/cụm từ được người bản xứ thường xuyên sử dụng trong giao tiếp hằng ngày. Sau đây, IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn từ A đến Z tất tần tật idioms bắt đầu bằng chữ E thường gặp nhất trong IELTS SPEAKING, cũng như các kì thi tiếng anh như THI ĐẠI HỌC MÔN TIẾNG ANH và THI HỌC SINH GIỎI môn tiếng anh.
Meaning: Someone who works and tries hard will all his heart (chăm chỉ)
Example: New volunteers are always eager beavers. The young assistant gets to work very early. She's a real eager beaver.
Meaning: Having sharp vision (có tầm nhìn, mắt đại bàng)
Example: Eagle-eyed fans spot bizarre omen that suggests Watford are destined to become Premier League champions
Meaning: Someone who does something prior to the usual time, or someone who gets up early (người dậy sớm, đến sớm)
Example: I tried dating an early bird once, but since I like to sleep in late, it didn't really work out.
Earn your keep
Meaning: Make money to live on (kiếm kế sinh nhai)
Example: If you're going to live here rent-free, then you need to earn your keep by helping out with the cooking and cleaning.
Ease up on (somebody/ something)
Meaning: Don’t be so harsh on somebody (đừng tạo áp lực lên ai đó)
Example: Ease up on Samantha, she's under a lot of pressure at home.
Easy come easy go
Meaning: When something is easily obtained, it is typically lost just as easily (dễ đến dễ đi)
Example: Of course you found a $10 on the street and immediately spent it—easy come, easy go!
Meaning: Money that comes without one having had to work hard for it (tiền kiếm được mà không cần vất vả)
Example: Because Julia is such a good writer, freelance work is easy money for her.
Meaning: A person who is naive and trusting, one who is easily cheated (người dễ dãi, dễ bị dụ)
Example: My poor dad was always such a easy touch, always jumping through hoops to do anything his boss told him to.
Eat one’s words
Meaning: Take a statement back (rút lại lời nói)
Example: You think I can't get an A in this class, but I'll make you eat your words when we get our report cards!
Eat someone's lunch
Meaning: Defeat someone thoroughly (đánh bại, chiếm phần)
Example: China is systematically teaching people to speak African languages, but very few Americans can speak them. When it comes to trade with Africa, they’re going to eat America’s lunch.
Meaning: A brief presentation of an idea, one short enough to be delivered in an elevator (tóm tắt kế hoạch ngắn gọn nói trong 1 chuyến thang máy)
Example: I can listen to your plan, but I have a meeting in five minutes. Can you give me the elevator pitch?
Elbow your way
Meaning: To move ahead in the crowd, using your elbows to push (dùng cùi chỏ để chen qua đám đông)
Example: The party was so packed with people that I had to elbow my way just to get to the
Meaning: Promises that are made with no intention of fulfilling them (lời hứa sáo rỗng)
Example: John may be a sweet-talker, but in reality, he's a lowlife full of empty promises.
Enough is enough
Meaning: Too much (đủ rồi, quá nhiều rồi)
Example: Stop asking for money! Enough is enough! I've heard all the complaining from you that I can take.
Evaporate into thin air
Meaning: To disappear without any trace (biến vào hư vô, biết mất)
Example: Money seems to evaporate into thin air these days.
Meaning: Pursue your own interests; don’t expect help from others (tự lực cánh sinh)
Example: Increasingly, it seems like it's every man for himself during election season
Meaning: Something that teaches you a big lesson (sáng mắt ra, mở rộng tầm mắt)
Example: Learning about John's opium addiction was a real eye-opener for me.
Meaning: Share the same opinion (đồng quan điểm)
Example: His mother and I are not eye to eye about his decision to drop out of college.