English Monday #7 – Autumn Idioms

MONDAY ENGLISH
By Arnis Silvia

SAYINGS ABOUT AUTUMN
Hai sobat PPIA Unisa. Berjumpa lagi dalam Monday English edisi 20 Maret 2017. Musim gugur sudah mulai terlihat tanda-tandanya di Australia. Daun-daun mulai menguning dan suhu mulai agak turun. Di edisi lalu, kita membahas tentang peribahasa terkait musim panas (summer), dan kali ini kita akan mempelajari peribahasa terkait musim gugur (autumn). Di Australia, musim gugur biasanya berlangsung selama Maret – Mei. Apa saja peribahasanya? Yuk kita simak.

Idiom #1 Autumn years
Peribahasa ini bermakna “usia lanjut’Contoh:
• In his autumn years, Pak Jaya spent his days writing books.
• My grandmother feels more energetic in her autumn years.

Idiom #2 Old chestnut
Peribahasa ini bermakna: perkataan atau lelucon yang terlalu sering diulang-ulang hingga membuat orang lain menjadi bosan.
Contoh:

A : Oh dear, I can still remember the silly thing you did in your first day at primary school.
B : Oh mommy, not that old chestnut again.

Idiom #3 To turn over a new leaf
Peribahasa ini artinya memulai hal yang baru.
Contoh:
• I have been spending my time for playing this year. It is time to turn over a new leaf. I should start searching for a more permanent job.
• My brother is turning over a new leaf after having a bad relationship with his girlfriend.

Idiom #4 be under the weather
Pepatah ini berarti “kurang enak badan atau sakit”
Contoh:
• I am sorry guys for not going with you to cinema today. I feel a bit under the weather.
• Despite being under the weather, he came to the class.

Idiom #5 Apple of (someone’s) eye
‘apple of one’s eye’ bermakna kesayangan atau jantung hati.
Contoh:
• Among her other children, her daughter is the apple of her eye. She is so adorable and caring to her mother.
• Oh darling, you are an apple to my eye.

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