Thành ngữ hay gặp trong kỳ thi THPT quốc gia-Phần 1

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DAYTOT xin gửi tới các em những thành ngữ Tiếng Anh quan trọng hay gặp trong các đề thi THPT Quốc gia .



1.Thành ngữ :CHALK AND CHEESE: very different from each other (rất khác nhau)
Ex: I don’t have anything in common with my brother. We’re like chalk and cheese.
2.Thành ngữ :A HOT POTATO: something that is difficulut or dangerous to deal with (vấn đề nan giải)
Ex:The abortion issue is a hot potato in the US
3.Thành ngữ :AT THE DROP OF A HAT: immediately, instantly ( Ngay lập tức)
Ex: If you need me, just call me. I can come at the drop of a hat.
4.Thành ngữ:BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: time to start from the beginning; it is time to to plan something over again (bắt đầu lại)
Ex: My plans to create a tiny car made of glasses were unsuccessful, so I guess it’s back to the drawing board for me.
5.RAINING CATS AND DOGS: rain heavily (Mưa nặng hạt)
Ex: It’s raining cats and dogs = It’s raining heavily
6.BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH: avoiding the main topic, not speaking directly about the issue (nói vòng vo, lạc đề)
Ex: Stop beating about the bush and answer my question.
7.BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD: a good invention or innovation, a good idea or plan
Ex: Portable phones are marketed as the best thing since sliced bread; people think they are extremely good.
8.HERE AND THERE: everywhere
Ex: I have been searching here and there for the gift I bought for my girlfriend.
9.BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL: to stay up working, especially studying late at night (thức khuya làm việc, học bài)
Ex: I will have a big exam tomorrow so I’ll be burning the midnight oil tonight.
10.CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO STOOLS: when someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives (tiến thoái lưỡng nan)
11.BREAK A LEG : Good luck! ( thường dùng để chúc may mắn )
Ex: I have heard that you’r gonna take a test tomorrow, break a leg, dude!!! 
12.HIT THE BOOKS : to study (học)
Ex:  I can’t go out tonight. I’ve got to hit the books. I’m having an exam tomorrow.
13.WHEN PIGS FLY : something will never happen (điều vô tưởng, không thể xảy ra, nhớ là “pigs” đừng nhầm với con vật khác nhé)
14.SCRATCH SOMEONE’S BACK: help someone out with the assumption that they will return the favor in the future (giúp đỡ người khác với hy vọng họ sẽ giúp lại mình)
Ex:  “You scratch my back and I will scratch yours later,” the customer said when we talked about the new sales contact.
15.HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD : do or say something exactly right (nói chính xác, làm chính xác)
Ex: Mike hit the nail on the head when he said most people can use a computer without knowing how it works.
Ex: One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you begin to take each other for granted!!
17.TAKE SOMETHING INTO ACCOUNT/ CONSIDERATION: to remember to consider something (tính đến cái gì, xem xét việc gì)
Ex: We will take your long year of service into account when we make our final decision.
18.PUT SOMEONE/SOMETHING AT SOMEONE’S DISPOSAL: to make someone or something available to someone (có sẵn theo ý muốn của ai)
Ex: I’d be glad to help you if you need me. I put myself at your disposal.
19.SPLITTING HEADACHE: a severe headache (đau đầu như búa bổ) (khi ra thi sẽ hỏi từ “Splitting”)
Ex: I’ve got a splitting headache. I’m going upstairs for a nap.
20.ON THE HOUSE: không phải trả tiền
Ex: I went to a restaurant last night. I was the ten thousandth customer, so my dinner was on the house.
21.HIT THE ROOF = GO THROUGH THE ROOF = HIT THE CEILING: to suddenly become angry (giận dữ)
Ex: I”m afraid he will hit the roof when he finds out our vacation is canceled
22.MAKE SOMEONE’S BLOOD BOIL: làm ai sôi máu, giận dữ
23.BRING DOWN THE HOUSE: làm cho cả khán phòng vỗ tay nhiệt liệt
Ex: G-Dragon brought the house down. He really brought down the house with his fantastic song.
24.PAY THROUGH THE NOSE: to pay too much for something (trả giá quá đắt)
Ex: If you want a decent wine in a restaurant , you to have to pay through the nose for it.
25.BY THE SKIN OF ONE’S TEETH: sát sao, rất sát
Ex: I got through calculus math by the skin of my teeth.
Ex:I got to the airport a few minutes late and missed the plane by the skin of my teeth.
26.PULL SOMEONE’S LEG: chọc ai
Ex: You don’t mean that. You’re just pulling my leg.
Ex: It strikes as a strange to me that he failed the exam because he is so smart and diligent a student.
28.TAKE IT AMISS: to understand as wrong or insulting, or misunderstand (hiểu lầm)
Ex: Would you take it amiss if I told you I thought you look lovely? I was afraid you’d take it the wrong way.
29.HIGH AND LOW = HERE AND THERE: everywhere
Ex: I have been searching high and low for the gift I bought for my girlfriend.
30.THE MORE, THE MERRIER: càng đông càng vui
Ex: Can I bring some friends with me?Yeah sure, the more, the merrier.

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