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I love music, who doesn’t?
It has a soothing and healing power which helps us relax and free our mind from the worldly negativity. It also has served as a universal language between people, which could not be restricted by the boundaries of a nation or religion.
Hey everyone out there,
How are you all doing today?
Welcome back to English Harmony blog, and today we will learn some new phraseology and idioms related to music which is a second part of ‘Learning with Theme’ series.
So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and learn a few music idioms and phraseology:
13 MUSIC IDIOMS YOU SHOULD START USING!
HIT THE RIGHT NOTE/ STRIKE THE RIGHT NOTE
Meaning: To be perfectly suitable for a particular situation or circumstance; to get something exactly right.
- His suggestions hit the right note in making our new product go viral.
- The minister’s speech failed to strike the right note with the audience.
TOOT YOUR OWN HORN/ BLOW YOUR OWN TRUMPET
Meaning: To boast or brag about your achievement, success or skills.
- I just can’t stand John. He keeps tooting his own horns.
- Though he keeps blowing his own trumpet, no one will deny he is the best player the world has ever seen.
IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO
Meaning: When two people or parties are involved in a certain action or situation, especially a wrong one that has been committed, and both are equally responsible for it.
- Jim is constantly blaming the reason for the defeat on me. It takes two to tango after all.
FACE THE MUSIC
Meaning: To receive punishment or to accept the unpleasant results of one’s actions.
- You were the one involved in the fight of groups. It’s time now to face the music.
AS CLEAN AS WHISTLE
Meaning: To be well-behaved and not involved in illegal or questionable activities.
- You can trust his brother with your money and financial matters. He is as clean as whistle.
BLOW A WHISTLE ON SOMEONE
Meaning: To expose or report something deceptive.
- Media has been blowing a whistle on all the high-end cosmetic products which are not good.
CLEAR AS A BELL
Meaning: easy to understand; very clear.
- The audio quality of this microphone is clear as a bell. It is hands- down the best product in the market.
DRUM INTO SOMEONE’S HEAD
Meaning: To educate someone of something through intense and frequent repetition.
- I have been trying to drum the whole syllabus into his head for his exam tomorrow.
MUSIC TO ONE’S EAR
Meaning: Something that is pleasing to hear.
- When I learned the fact that we made 60K this month, it was music to my ears.
STRIKE THE FALSE NOTE
Meaning: To indicate or give the impression that something is wrong, or deceitful.
- His instructions definitely struck the false note during the competition today.
SING A DIFFERENT TUNE
Meaning: It is used figuratively when someone changes their behavior, usually from bad to good.
- As soon as she learned that I am the heading of this competition, she began to sing a different tune.
How many of them did you know?
Lemme know in the comments section below about your views and suggestions and make sure you go through this article once again so it becomes a part of your active vocabulary.
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