· Idiom

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. Bên cạnh Flashcard giúp em cải thiện từ vựng và nâng điểm trong IELTS READING cũng như Bảng Keywords những từ vựng thường xuất hiện trong IELTS READING, IELTS TUTOR cũng giới thiệu thêm với các em danh sách những Idioms bắt đầu bằng chữ "L".

Larger Than Life

Meaning: Conveying a sense of greatness, imposing (hơn cả mạng sống)

Example: Celebrities are always larger than life to their fans.

Last but not least

Meaning: What I have just said does not reflect a ranking in importance (cuối cùng nhưng không phải kém nhất, diễn tả sự ngang hàng)

Example: And last but not least, our stalwart IT staff—this issue never would have been published without them!

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Meaning: Laughing a lot is a very effective means of recovering from physical or mental injury (nụ cười là thang thuốc bổ tốt nhất)

Example: I think the best thing for you right now would be to spend some time with people you can joke around with. Laughter is the best medicine, after all.

Learn the Ropes

Meaning: Become more familiar with a job or field of endeavor; be trained (được huấn luyện, đào tạo quen hơn với công việc) 

Example: We have a few high-priority projects we need to get done now, so you'll need to learn the ropes on your own.

Leave Someone in the Lurch

Meaning: Abandon someone in a difficult situation (bỏ mặt ai đó trong tình huống khó khăn)

Example: When Janet's husband decided to go on a weekend getaway with his friends, he left her in the lurch organizing her kid's birthday party.

Lend an Ear

Meaning: Listen (nghe)

Example: Thank you for lending an ear, I feel much better now that I've gotten that off my chest.

Let Bygones Be Bygones

Meaning: Agree to forget about a past conflict (đồng ý quên đi bất đồng trong quá khứ)

Example: I said I was sorry—can't we let bygones be bygones?

Let Off (some) Steam

Meaning: To express anger and frustration in a way that does no damage (giải tỏa nóng giận/ mệt mỏi một cách tích cực)

Example: When work gets frustrating, I like to go bowling to let off some steam.

Let (one’s) Hair Down

Meaning: To relax and enjoy themselves (thư giãn, tận hưởng)

Example: Come on, Jim, this is a party! Let your hair down and go a little wild!

Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Meaning: Reveal a secret, usually a secret you or others are trying to keep (tiết lộ bí mật)

Example: How did Mom find out we were planning a surprise party for her? Who let the cat out of the bag?

Life is A Bowl of Cherries

Meaning: Life is wonderful or very pleasant (cuộc sống tươi đẹp)

Example: I got a promotion and got engaged in the span of a week! Life is just a bowl of cherries these days!

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Meaning: A sign of hope after a long period of difficulties (tia sáng cuối đường hầm - hi vọng sau thời gian khó khăn)

Example: Now that the doctors have been able to diagnose what's wrong with me, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel.

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Meaning: To be so excited about one’s surroundings that one acts in a childlike or silly way (hứng thú, vui mừng như đứa trẻ ở trong cửa hàng bánh kẹo)

Example: Liam loves football so much that he's like a kid in a candy store any time he steps into the stadium.

Like Father, Like Son

Meaning: Sons inherit their fathers’ traits and preferences, often even without realizing it (ý muốn nói con trai có những đặc điểm, tính tình giống bố)

Example: Tommy's headstrong and impatient—like father, like son.

Like Taking Candy from a Baby

Meaning: Very easy (dễ dàng)

Example: If you think that this game will be like taking candy from a baby, you're seriously underestimating your opponents.

Like Two Peas in a Pod

Meaning: Bearing a strong resemblance (giống nhau như 2 hạt đậu)

Example: Those kids have the same wacky sense of humor—they're truly like two peas in a pod.

Lion’s Den

Meaning: Any dangerous or frightening place (nơi nguy hiểm)

Example: I felt like I was walking into the lion's den when I went in front of the board for my annual review.

Lion’s Share

Meaning: The largest part of something (phần lớn nhất)

Example: Even though we're all talented, it's always our youngest brother who gets the lion's share of our parents' praise and attention.

Live Large

Meaning: Have a luxurious lifestyle (cuộc sống xa hoa)

Example: We lived large while we were in Vegas, but now it's back to the old grind.

Loan Shark

Meaning: A predatory lender; one who makes high-interest loans to desperate people (vay nặng lãi)

Example: Why go to a loan shark when you can borrow from the bank at the legal rate?

Long Shot

Meaning: Something with little chance of success (việc ít cơ hội chiến thắng)

Example: I know it's a long shot because of his busy schedule, but maybe I can convince him to help me with this project.

Look the Other Way

Meaning: Take no notice of violations of laws or rules, unofficially condone something (làm ngơ việc sai)

Example: I know I didn't follow the rules, but can't you just look the other way?

Lose Touch

Meaning: To fall out of contact (mất liên lạc)

Example: Unfortunately, my college roommate and I lost touch over the years, so I have no idea how she's doing now.

Love at First Sight

Meaning: Falling in love with somebody the first time you see them (yêu từ cái nhìn đầu tiên)

Example: When I met my wife, it was love at first sight.​

Love Rat

Meaning: Somebody who cheats on his/her partner (người phản bội bạn tình của mình)

Example: You are already in a relationship, why do you want to ask another woman out for a date? Don't be a love rat.

Love someone with all of one’s heart and soul

Meaning: To love someone completely (yêu bằng cả trái tim và tâm hồn)

Example: I love you with all of my heart and soul

Hi vọng danh sách trên đây sẽ giúp bạn có thêm các idioms để sử dụng trong các bài thi nói cũng như làm phong phú thêm giao tiếp hằng ngày. Hãy để lại bình luận (comment) nếu bạn có thắc mắc.

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