Otthonosan mozogsz a konyhában? Akár igen, akár nem, most angol szókincsedet könnyedén megfűszerezheted azokkal a kifejezésekkel, amelyeket ebben a leckében nézünk át.
Too many cooks in the kitchen
When you want to get something done, more people isn’t necessarily better. Just as too many people in a kitchen will get in each other’s way, too many people working on one task can make it hard to finish the job.
In conversation: “Do you two want me to help you set up your tent? Or will that be too many cooks in the kitchen?”
Some ideas are fully developed and ready to put into practice. Then there are the ones that aren’t. They are as disappointing as a cake that isn’t baked all the way through. If someone came to you with a plan that needed more time and thought, you might tell him or her that it is half-baked. But be careful — the phrase is mildly insulting.
In conversation: “You think you’re going to save enough money for a luxury car by putting aside only $10 a week? That sounds half-baked to me.”
Have you ever tried to hold a baked potato? They keep their heat for a long time. If you can hold a hot potato, you probably toss it from hand to hand or look for someone else to throw it to just to keep from getting burned. People try to get rid of a difficult or controversial matter that comes to them in the same way.
In conversation: “Among all the topics discussed in that debate, the tax increase was the hot potato. No one would touch it!”
All sorts of ingredients go into a cooking pot, each having its own taste and character. When they’re melted together those tastes combine into something that’s new, different and better than the recipe’s individual parts. Societies that encourage diversity in race, ethnicity, culture and outlook are the same way.
In conversation: “In New York City you can find clubs with music from dozens of cultures around the world. It’s a real melting pot.”
When things get tense, people’s tempers can boil over like a covered pot of soup on a stove that’s too hot. Just as you’d turn the heat down on that soup and keep it warm at a low bubble, you might tell an overexcited person to simmer down before he explodes.
In conversation: “You don’t need to scream just because we missed the bus. Simmer down!”
Emlékszel még a kifejezésekre? Egészítsd ki a mondatokat egy-egy idiómával.
- Among all the topics discussed in that debate, the tax increase was the ________________. No one would touch it!
- You think you’re going to save enough money for a luxury car by putting aside only $10 a week? That sounds ________________ to me.
- Do you two want me to help you set up your tent? Or will that be ________________?”
- You don’t need to scream just because we missed the bus. ________________!
- In New York City you can find clubs with music from dozens of cultures around the world. It’s a real ________________.
- hot potato
- too many cooks in the kitchen
- Simmer down
- melting pot
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