to point out: to show, to indicate, to bring to one’s attention
- what important buildings did the tour guide point out to you?
- The teacher pointed out the mistakes in my composition.
- A friend pointed the famous actor out to me.
to be up: to expire, to be finished
This idiom is used only with the word time as the subject.
- “The time is up”, the tennis court because our hour is up; some other people want to use it now.
to be over: to be finished, to end (also: to be through)
This idiom is used for activities and events.
- After the dance was over, we all went to a restaurant.
- The meeting was through ten minutes earlier than everyone expected.
on time: exactly at the correct time, punctually
- In thought that Margaret would arrive late, but she was right on time.
- Did you getb to work on time this morning, or did rush hour traffic delay you?
in time to: before the time necessary to do something
- We entered the theater just in time to see the beginning of the movie.
- The truck was not able to stop in time to prevent an accident.
to get better, worse, etc: to beccome better, worse, ets.
This idiom is often used with adjectives such as any and much.
- Heather has been sick for a month, but now she is getting better.
- I hope the economy doesn’t get any worse than it is now.
to get sick, well, tired, busy, wet, etc: to become sick, well, tired, busy, wet, etc.
This idiom consistsn of a combination of get and various adjectives.
- Ilhan got sick last week and has been in bed since that time.
- Every afternoon I get very hungry, so I eata snack.
had better: should, ought to, be advisable to
This idiom is most often used in contracted form
- I think you’d better speak to Mr. White right away about this matter.
- The doctor told the patient that he’d better go home and rest.
would rather: prefer to
- Would you rather have the appointment this Friday or next Monday?
- I would just as soon go for a walk as watch TV right now.
to call it a day\ night: to stop working for the rest of the day\night
- Ian tried to repair his car engine all morning before he called it a day and went fishing.
to figure out: to solve, to find a solution; to understand
- Ho long did it take you to figure out the answer to the math problem?
- I was never able to figure it out.
to think of ; to have a ( good or bad) opinion of
This idiom is often used in the negative or with adjectives such as much and highly.
- I don’t think much of him as a baseball player; he’s a slow runner and a poor hitter.
- James thinks highly of his new boss, who is a kind and helpful person.