Idiomi na temu jeseni

Stigla nam je jesen, stoga smo za vas pripremili zanimljive "jesenje" idiome. Naravno, ovi izrazi će podrazumevati tradicionalne pojmove koje vezujemo za jesen na primer apples, leaves, pumpkin, nuts, squirrels, trees, orange, red, golden, chestnuts, mist... Uživajte u jeseni i proširite svoj vokabular nekim novim korisnim izrazima!

1. Autumn years – ovaj izraz se često koristi da označi da se neko nalazi u poznim godinama, da je neko stariji ili

“In his autumn years, Peter was able to enjoy his garden a lot more”

2. Apple of my eye – osoba koja nam je izrazito draga, najdraža osoba

“Even though Frank has three children, his youngest has always been the apple of his eye”.

3. Old chestnut – ovaj zanimljivi izraz koristimo za vic ili šalu koju smo čuli toliko puta da više nije zanimljivo

Ted: “The best years of your life are when you’re a child”.
Sue: “Not that old chestnut again!”

4. Golden handshake – Ovaj izraz se koristi pre svega u poslovnom engleskom i označava veliku sumu novca koja se daje zaposlenom (na višoj poziciji naravno) kada odlazi u penziju na primer

“The CEO was given early retirement and a golden handshake of £800,000 when the company was restructured”.

5. Turn over a new leaf – Izraz koji i mi koristimo, okrenuti novi list

“He has learned his lesson and has turned over a new leaf“.

6. Take a leaf out of someone’s book – Ovaj idiom označava da pratimo nečiji primer

“Alex has really done well to turn his life around. You should take a leaf out of his book”.

7. Lost in the mists of time – Znači da je nešto zaboravljeno zato što se dogodilo davno

“The true significance of these traditions have been lost in the mists of time“.

8. To drive someone nuts – Izludeti nekoga

“That noise is driving me nuts. Please stop at once!”

9. To be nuts about someone or something – Biti "lud" za nekim ili nečim

“I am nuts about that girl. I’d do anything for her”.

10. To squirrel something away – Zanimljivi izraz koji znači sakriti ili spremiti nešto kao što to rade veverice

“Lisa squirreled away a lot of money while she was working and now she can enjoy her retirement”.

 

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