In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day, here are some idioms to work on with your students for the month of March!
Green with envy.
To be jealous wishing that you could have something that someone else has.
“Leslie was green with envy that Nia got the main role in the school play.”
To be good with gardening.
“Mary’s garden always looks so nice. She’s got a green thumb.”
Give the green light.
To get permission to do something.
“We got the green light to launch our new website.”
To go green.
To incorporate more environmentally friendly habits.
“The Sloan family decided to go green by recycling, wasting less paper, turning off the lights, and using less water.”
Exactly what it sounds like, have a feeling or intuition that you have luck coming your way.
“Ben played the lottery today. He said he was feeling lucky. I hope he wins."
Luck of the draw.
When the outcome results in pure luck and chance.
“Franklin, George, and Luke pulled straws to see who had to pay for dinner. It was luck of the draw that George and Luke did not have to pay."
Push (one’s) luck.
To test the boundaries with risky behavior without receiving any ramifications… yet.
“I’d ask my boss for more vacation time, but I don’t want to push my luck.”
To have something good happen to you.
“We have awesome seats for the concert. We lucked out.”
To be very fortunate with something.
“Ron renovated the old factory building and ended up striking gold. It’s the hottest spot in town now!”
Heart of gold.
A good person who is kind and thoughtful.
“Daisy volunteers every Saturday at the shelter. She’s got a heart of gold.”
End of the rainbow.
Refers to the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, goals that are unachievable.
To chase unattainable goals or dreams.
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