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IDIOMS

Level 6
Not to be sb’s cup of tea
◈ Thanks for inviting me, but ballet isn’t really my cup of tea

Not what someone
likes or is interested in 2
Bread and butter
◈ Our costumers are our bread and butter, so treat them with respect

Routine, an ordinary
activity

Something that
provides you with
regular income
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Go bananas

◈ She will go bananas if
she sees this mess

To go crazy
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Hot potato
A problem, situation, etc.
that is difficult to deal with
and causes a lot of
disagreement

◈ The abortion issue is a political hot potato in
the United States. 5
There’s no use crying over spilled
milk
◈ It's no use crying over
spilled milk - he's spent all
the money, and there's
nothing you can do about it.

To emphasize that it is not
useful feeling sorry about
something that has already
happened
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The apple of sb’s eye

the person who someone loves most
and is very proud of

◈ His youngest daughter was the apple of his eye.
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As cool as a cucumber
◈ She walked in as
cool as a
cucumber, as if
nothing had
happened.

very calm or very calmly, especially when
this is surprising
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