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Idioms for IELTS

The ball is in your court

We use this to indicate that someone else has to make a decision.

I have given you all the details of my car. You have all of the information that you need now. The ball is in your court if you want to make me an offer and buy it.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.

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Rule of thumb

This is a rule that is not meant to be strictly accurate or reliable in every case.

As a rule of thumb, I go out every Saturday night. I didn’t go out last Saturday night and I can’t go out next Saturday night.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.

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Out of the blue

This is something that happens suddenly and unexpectedly.

His resignation came out of the blue. We really weren’t expecting it.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.

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Gut feeling

This is an intuitive feeling you get. It is usual when you are asked to make decisions but have no reasons for your decision. We often make these decisions in times of stress or under pressure.

I wasn’t sure which job to take but I went with my gut feeling and chose the job in London.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.

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Drive someone up the wall

This is when we irritate someone or really annoy them.

His constant coughing drives me up the wall.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.