Friday Idiom: hang in there

L'expression idiomatique de la semaine !

Alright, so the frog is very cute, hanging there. But there is a more figurative meaning to these words! Hang in there means, don’t give up; keep at it.

For example, imagine you have a friend who is going through a difficult period in his or her life. You can say to them: hang in there, it’ll get better soon, you’ll see.

Or, you’ve just witnessed a friend of your friend mess up, you can say, hang in there.

It’s just a colloquial way of telling someone not to give up, things will look up soon.

Friday Idiom: half-baked

In honour of this week’s Brownie Bonanza workshop, let me intrduce today’s idiom: half-baked.

This is when an idea isn’t properly thought through. For example: « He came to us with a half-baked plan and expected us to back him up on it! »

or,

« This half-baked plan is going to get us into a lot of trouble! »

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Friday Idiom: under the weather

Mandy: How are you today?

Roger: I’m a bit under the weather. How are you?

Mandy: Yeah, same. There must be a bug going around.

This expression is often used when you’re not terribly sick, but you have a cold, for example. Usually, we use the qualifier ‘bit’ right before.

So, have you « caught a bug »? Are you feeling under the weather?