2つの単語をつなぎ合わせると異なる意味になる英語表現

Speaking English – How to use idiomatic pairs

2つの意味の異なる単語をつなげて使うことにより、全く意味の異なる表現になる。

これを使いこなせれば、英語の話す・書く内容のクォリティが向上する(らしい)。

1)

high + low

→ everywhere, all over the places

ex.

I searched high and low for my glasses, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.

2)

spick + span

→ very very clean

ex.

Your house always spick and spam. How do you do it ?

3)

thick and thin

→ many good times and bad times, all kind of experiences
ex.

They have been married over 15 years and have been through thick and thin.

4)

touch + go

→ uncertain, a little bit risky

ex.

His condition is still touch and go.

5)

leaps + bounds

→ a lot, trimendously

ex.

Your English has improved leaps and bounds.

6)

now + then

→ not very often, infrequently

ex.

We only see each other now and then.


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