Idioms in context – 5

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Idioms in context – 5

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A sky-high charge

Al brown was an old hand at fixing things around the house when they went on the blink. One day he went to another city to do some work there, and his wife was alone in the house. While Mr.Brown was away, one of the faucets on the bathtub broke. Mrs. Brown had no idea how to fix it, so she called a plumber. The plumber came to the house and fixed the faucet at the drop of a hat. When he finished he gave Mrs. Brown has bill for the work. She looked at it for several minutes and then said Your prices are very high, aren’t they? Do you know the doctor costs less than this when he comes to the house

“yes, I know,” answered the plumber. “I know that very well because I was a doctor until I was dead lucky to find this job a few months ago

Idioms

sky-high
سر به فلک کشیده

Meaning: extremely high
Example: sky-high prices
Example: Her confidence is sky-high

an old hand at something
کارکشته

Meaning: to have a lot of experience of something
Example: I’m an old hand at this game

on the blink
از کار افتادن دستگاه ، خراب شدن

Meaning: not working properly
Example: My computer’s on the blink again

at the drop of a hat
بی درنگ

Meaning: If you do something at the drop of a hat, you do it immediately without stopping to think about it
Example: People will file lawsuits at the drop of a hat these days

dead lucky
خرشانس

Meaning: very lucky
Example: I was dead lucky to find a parking space right away

Idioms in context – 5
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