"Goody two-shoes" is a person who always does everything right and follows the rules. Example: Ann is such a goody two-shoes - she told our teacher that we forgot to hand in our homework!

"Goody two-shoes" is a person who always does everything right and follows the rules. Example: Ann is such a goody two-shoes - she told our teacher that we forgot to hand in our homework!

“Forty winks” is a ​short ​sleep during the ​day. Example: He usually has forty ​winks going ​home on the ​train.

“Forty winks” is a ​short ​sleep during the ​day. Example: He usually has forty ​winks going ​home on the ​train.

“Like two peas in a pod” means “very similar”. Example: We were like two peas in a pod – we liked all the same things, and we did everything together.

“Like two peas in a pod” means “very similar”. Example: We were like two peas in a pod – we liked all the same things, and we did everything together.

"Scrummy" means very delicious. Example: Mrs Walker’s pie was absolutely scrummy. I had three pieces.

"Scrummy" means very delicious. Example: Mrs Walker’s pie was absolutely scrummy. I had three pieces.

“Not your cup of tea” means “not what you like”. Example: Thanks for inviting me, but opera isn’t really my cup of tea.

“Not your cup of tea” means “not what you like”. Example: Thanks for inviting me, but opera isn’t really my cup of tea.

“Have a sweet tooth” means “to like to eat sweet food”. Example: The girl has a sweet tooth. She loves chocolate.

“Have a sweet tooth” means “to like to eat sweet food”. Example: The girl has a sweet tooth. She loves chocolate.

“Stuck in a rut” means “in a boring lifestyle that never changes”.  Example: I need to ​change ​jobs - after 15 ​years here I ​feel I’m ​stuck in a rut.

“Stuck in a rut” means “in a boring lifestyle that never changes”. Example: I need to ​change ​jobs - after 15 ​years here I ​feel I’m ​stuck in a rut.

“Elephant in the room” is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about.  Example: The fact that his 40-year-old brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering.

“Elephant in the room” is an ​obvious ​problem that ​people do not ​want to ​talk about. Example: The fact that his 40-year-old brother was still living with his parents was a big elephant in the room at every family gathering.

“Race against time” means “to do something very quickly”.  Example: We had to race against time to finish the project before the deadline.

“Race against time” means “to do something very quickly”. Example: We had to race against time to finish the project before the deadline.


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