to keep out: not to enter, not allow to enter
- There was a large sign outside the door that said, “Danger! Keep out!”
- I’ve told you to keep the dog out of the house.
to keep away (from): to stay at a distance (from); to avoid use of (also: stay away from)
- Please be sure to keep the children away from the street!
- The signs on the burned -out house said, “Keep Away! Danger Zone”.
- It’s important to stay away from dangerous drugs.
to find fault with: to criticize, to complain about something
- It is very easy to find fault with the work of others, but more difficult to accept criticism of one’s own work.
- Mrs. Johnson is always finding fault with her children, though they really try to please her.
to be up to: to be dependent on the decision of another: to be doing as a regular activity; to feel able to do something The second definition is most often used in question as a form of greeting.
- I don’t care whether we go to the reception or not. It’s up to you.
ill at ease: uncomfortable or worried in a situation
- Speaking in front of large audience makes many people feel ill at ease.
to do over: to revise, to do again
A noun or pronoun must separate the two parts of this idiom.
- You’d better do the letter over because it is written so poorly.
to look into: to investigate, to examine carefully (also: to check into )
- The police are looking into the matter of the stolen computers.
to take hold of:to grasp, to grip with the hands
- You should take hold of the railing as you go down those steep stairs.
to get through: to finish, to complete
This idiom is followed either by the- ing form of a verb ( a gerund) or by the preposition with.
- I didn’t get through studying last night until almost eleven o’clock.
from now on: from this time into the future
- Mr. Lee’s doctor told him to cut down on eating fatty foods from now on, or else he might suffer heart disease.
- I’m sorry that i dropped by at a bad time. From now on I’ll call ahead of time.
to keep track of: to keep or maintain a record of; to remember the location or status of
- Steve keeps track of all the long – distance telephone calls related to his business that he makes from his home or cell phone.
to get carried away: to act in an extreme manner A related idioms is to go overboard.
- Even if you have an awful day at work, you shouldn’t get carried away and quit your job.
- James went overboard while shopping for his wife’s birthday present. He spent way too much money!