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Unit 2 - Idioms


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go to your head
if success goes to your head, it makes you think that you are better or more important than you really are
have your wits about you
be able to think quickly and make sensible decisions
in the dark (about)
not knowing very much about something, because other people are keeping it secret from you
know what's what
know the important facts about a situation
not have a lef to stand on
not have any way of proving that you are right about something
not see the wood for the trees
used for saying that someone cannot understand what is important in a situation because they are thinking too much about small details
put two and two together
guess what is happening or what something means based on what you have seen or heard
quick/slow on the uptake
taking a very short/long time to understand or realise something
ring a bell
something that rings a bell sounds familiar to you, although you cannot remember the exact details
round the bend
crazy
split hairs
argue or worry about very small details or defferences that are not important
take stock (of)
spend some time thinking about the situation you are in before you decide what to do next