10 Idiomatic Expressions for the Christmas Holiday

Idiomatic Expressions - Christmas Holiday

Expresiile idiomatice sunt expresiile care au un sens diferit de sensurile cuvintelor care le compun. Găsești mai jos zece expresii idiomatice care conțin cuvinte din sfera sărbătorilor de iarnă.

Happy holidays to everyone!

1. like turkeys voting for an early Christmas → When somebody chooses to accept a situation that will have bad results for them, they are like turkeys voting for an early Christmas.

e.g.: Why did they agree to pay more taxes? They are like turkeys voting for an early Christmas.

2. lit up like a Christmas tree → drunk

e.g.: Having spent the entire evening at the pub, John was lit up like a Christmas tree when he got home.

3. snowed under → very busy

e.g.: He is so snowed under today that he won’t make it to your birthday party.

4. as pure as the driven snow → virtuous, moral, chaste

e.g.: She says she would never cheat on her husband, but it is rumoured that she’s not as pure as the driven snow.

5. to be off someone’s Christmas card list → not to be on friendly terms with somebody anymore

e.g.: He lent me his favourite book and I lost it. I guess I’m off his Christmas card list.

6. to cancel someone’s Christmas → to kill somebody

e.g.: If he keeps pestering me, I’m going to cancel his Christmas.

7. to ring in the new year → to celebrate the beginning of the new year

e.g.: At midnight, everybody was ready to ring in the new year.

8. Christmas comes but once a year. → Christmas is a very special holiday.

e.g.: You should be less harsh on your children; Christmas comes but once a year.

9. Santa’s Red Letter day → Santa’s very important day (Christmas)

e.g.: I hope it will snow on Santa’s Red Letter day!

10. snow job → the act of deceiving somebody through insincere talking

e.g.: They said they didn’t know about the homework, but I’m sure it was a snow job.

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