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If you hit the right note, you speak or act in a way that has a positive effect on people.
- I don’t know how he managed to do it, but he just struck the right note and the meeting ended really positively, even the boss looked pleased!
2. BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET / BLOW YOUR OWN HORN / TOOT YOUR OWN HORN
When someone boasts about their own talents, abilities and achievements.
- Well, you’re very good at blowing your own trumpet, you just never seem to prove it!
3. IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO
This is used to suggest that when things go wrong, both sides are involved and neither party is completely innocent.
- I know you saw what he did, but it takes two to tango, they are both equally to blame.
4. FIT AS A FIDDLE
This is used to describe someone who is in perfect health.
- It’s unbelievable. He must be at least 80 but he’s as fit as a fiddle!
5. WITH BELLS ON
This means to arrive somewhere happy and delighted to attend.
- Yes, I’m going to the party too, I’ll be there with bells on!
6. LIKE A BROKEN RECORD
Used to describe someone who keeps talking about the same story over and over again.
- Would you please stop going on about her boyfriend, you sound like a broken record!
7. AND ALL THAT JAZZ
This means that everything related to or similar is included.
- Celebrities definitely seem to be starting all the latest trends with fashion, hair and all that jazz.
8. MUSIC TO MY EARS
When you hear exactly what you wanted to hear.
- When they read out the results and everyone heard that I got top marks, it was like music to my ears!!
9. YOU CAN’T UNRING A BELL
This means that once something has been done, it cannot be changed and you have to live with the consequences.
- I’m afraid you can’t unring the bell now, everyone heard what you said.
10. MARCH TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN DRUM
When someone does things the way they want to, without taking anybody else or anything else into consideration.
- I’ve tried talking to him but he won’t listen. All he knows is how to march to the beat of his own drum! Why don’t you try?
11. SWAN SONG
This expression is used to describe a final act before dying or ending something
- I am going to resign tomorrow. This project was my swan song and now that it has been completed, I will leave.
12. RING A BELL
If something rings a bell, it sounds familiar, but you can’t remember the exact details.
- Harry Bertram? That name rings a bell, but I’m not sure if it was definitely him.
13. STRIKE A CHORD
Used to describe something that is familiar to you, reminds you of something or is connected to you somehow.
- That poem really struck a chord in me, it reminded me of my youth so much.
14. CHANGE YOUR TUNE / SING A DIFFERENT TUNE
When someone changes their opinion or their idea of something particular.
- You’ve definitely changed your tune since the last time I saw you! You used to hate this town!
15. FACE THE MUSIC
You say this when someone has to accept the negative consequences of something that has happened.
- I’m not ready to face the music. I need to figure it out for myself before I speak to them.
16. FOR A SONG
If you buy or sell something for a song, it means it is very cheap.
- I can’t believe I managed to buy all of this for a song, maybe the shopkeeper didn’t know what they’re really worth!
17. PLAY BY EAR
This means to deal with something in an impromptu manner, without guidelines or rules. It refers to playing music without using written connotation.
- I don’t know what I’m going to say when she gets here, I’ll just play it by ear.
18. SEE YOU ON THE BIG DRUM
A goodnight phrase used for children.
- Okay, get some sleep now. See you on the big drum.
19. AS CLEAN AS A WHISTLE
Used to describe something that is extremely clean.
- He may come across as someone who could’ve been involved in that robbery, but I have checked his records and they’re as clean as a whistle.
20. BLOW THE WHISTLE / WHISTLE BLOWER
If you report an illegal or harmful activity to the authorities and give information about those responsible, then you are blowing the whistle and would be referred to as a whistle blower.
- John refused to make a statement for the police. He was afraid of losing his job if he blew the whistle on his boss.
21. CALL THE TUNE
This is used to describe the person who makes the important decisions about something.
- I’m afraid I can’t help you sir. Barbara calls the tune around here, so you’d have to speak to her.
22. PLAY SECOND FIDDLE
This is used to describe the person who takes a subordinate role behind someone more important.
- You’re much more experienced than he is, I don’t understand why you continue to play second fiddle. You deserve a higher position in the company!
23. WHISTLE FOR IT
If someone says this to you, it means they are determined to ensure that you don’t get what you are after.
- You can whistle for it as much as you like, this is an heirloom of our family and will stay with us!
24. CLEAR AS A BELL
If something is as clear as a bell, it is very clear or easy to understand.
- His instructions were as clear as a bell, everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do.
25. FIDDLE WHILE ROME BURNS
This is used when people are procrastinating or wasting their time on unimportant matters while there are more serious problems to be dealt with.
- The management committee seems to be fiddling while Rome burns, they haven’t shown any signs of taking immediate action.
26. JAZZ SOMETHING UP
Used when someone is trying to improve something or add more style to it.
- This dress looks so dull on its own, maybe I should jazz it up a bit with this scarf.
27. CHIME IN
Used when someone interrupts or joins in a conversation, especially to repeat or agree with something.
- I was telling the police officer what had happened, but everyone chimed in and started giving their versions of the story, and he couldn’t hear what I was saying!
28. DRUM INTO ONE’S HEAD
When you teach someone how to do something through constant repetition.
- Our teacher drummed into our heads how important it is to understand the history of our own country.
29. TICKLE THE IVORY
This is a humorous way of talking about playing the piano.
- My mother used to love playing the piano. She’d tickle the ivory whenever she had a chance.
30. JAM SESSION / JAMMING
Playing music with various instruments in an improvised and informal setting.
- A few of my friends came over to my house yesterday, and we had the most amazing jam session.
- We were jamming last night, and I came up with a brilliant idea for a new song!
31. FINE TUNING
Used to describe small adjustments made to improve something or to make it work better.
- My motorbike is almost ready. My dad is quite happy with it, but I think it needs a little more fine tuning.
32. WHISTLE-STOP TOUR
When someone visits a number of places quickly, only stopping at each for a short period of time.
- We’re going to visit my family up North for the weekend, but it’s only going to be a whistle-stop tour, as we have so many relatives to visit there!
33. WHISTLING IN THE DARK
When someone believes in a positive result, even though everybody else is sure it will not happen.
- He seems pretty determined that he’s going to win the race, but judging from who he is up against, I think he’s only whistling in the dark.
34. WHISTLING DIXIE
If someone is whistling Dixie, they talk about things in a more positive way than the reality. Mainly used in the US.
- He heard what the doctor had to say, but he still seems to be whistling Dixie.
35. MAKE A SONG AND DANCE ABOUT SOMETHING
When someone makes a big deal out of, or a fuss over, something that isn’t that important.
- I wish she’d stop making such a song and dance about me moving out, it’s not a big deal.
36. ELEVATOR MUSIC
Pleasant but boring pre-recorded music that is usually played in public places.
- I usually like his songs, but his new album just sounds like elevator music!
37. DRUM UP SUPPORT / BUSINESS / INTEREST
Try to get extra support/business/interest by various means.
- I’ve been trying to drum up support for the local Women’s Rights campaign by speaking to people in the neighborhood.
- We need to try and drum up some interest from the local residents, otherwise we’ll never be able to go ahead with our building plans!
38. WET YOUR WHISTLE
To drink something alcoholic
- Why don’t you join us tonight and wet your whistle? It’s been a long time since we went out together!
39. TRUMPET SOMETHING
To deliberately broadcast some news so everyone can hear, with the intent to boast about something.
- He hasn’t stopped trumpeting his promotion ever since he got it last month! It’s very annoying.
40. MARCH TO THE SAME TUNE / SING FROM THE SAME SONGSHEET
When everyone follows the same plan, or says the same thing (can be used in the negative form too)
- I would say the reason why our business is failing is because everyone is not marching to the same tune!
- He is always singing from the same songsheet as others. I’ve never heard him come up with his own original idea!