get over it

Graveyard Shift



get over it get up on the wrong side of bed
give them the slip get your hands dirty
go for broke go down like a lead balloon
go out on a limb go the extra mile
good Samaritan graveyard shift
gut feeling lose your mind
head over heels high five
hit the books hit the nail on the head
hit the sack hocus pocus
hold your horses icing on the cake


Get over it

1. Get over it: forget a bad experience and move on with life.
People often say, “get over it.” But in reality, is it easy to get over a bad experience, or does it take time?

2. Get up on the wrong side of the bed: to begin or have a bad or unlucky day; feeling fatigued.
“I got up on the wrong side of the bed.” Do your coworkers say this more often on Mondays or Fridays?

3. Get your hands dirty: to do an occasional difficult, hard task.
“Alright, I’ll have to get my hands dirty — and work on this year’s taxes.” Do you agree with this? When might your boss say, “We have to get our hands dirty now.”?

4. Give (the police) the slip: To get away from. To escape.
The fugitive gave the police dogs the slip. How did he give the dogs the slip?

5. Go down like a lead balloon: to be received badly by an audience.
Martin was well received by the audience, whereas Will went down like a lead balloon. Why did Will go down like a lead balloon?

Go for broke

6. Go for broke (1): to gamble everything you have.
Casinos love people who go for broke. True of false? Why or why not?

7. Go for broke (2): to risk everything for a great reward; all or nothing. To exert all of one’s efforts; give everything one has.
Some people go for broke: they quit their day jobs and go freelance. Do you know anyone who went for broke? Have you ever gone for broke?

8. Go out on a limb: to risk or sacrifice oneself, one’s finances, honor or reputation, in order to achieve or support someone or something.
The couple went out on a limb to raise their niece and nephew. Why did they go own on a limb to raise their niece and nephew? Do you go out on a limb to take a course or help a friend?

9. Go the extra mile: doing and working more; spending more time than what is expected for a project.
Even though Brian was a new employee, he got promoted several times. Why did he get promoted? Who in your company goes the extra mile?

10. Good Samaritan: someone who helps others in distress; an altruist.
I have seen good Samaritans perform heroic deeds in my city. True or false? Give examples of their deeds.

11. Graveyard shift: working hours from about midnight to 8:00 am.
Do you know anyone who works a graveyard shift? What do they do? What companies have graveyard shifts? Would you like to work a graveyard shift?

12. Gut feeling: an intuition, a hunch that often seems illogical.
Gut feelings usually turn out correct. What do you think? Most successful business people rely more on gut feelings than raw data. Is this correct or wrong?

Lost his mind

13. Lose his mind: to become crazy, mentally ill.
Have you lost your mind? Who do people ask this question to?

14. Head over heels: Very excited, joyful, especially when in love.
David was head over heels in love with the new girl in class. Have you and your friends experienced this?

15. High five: slapping palms above each others heads when feeling empowered, excited.
Is or was the high five popular in your city? How do people greet each other?

16. Hit the books: To begin studying hard, especially for an exam.
Do many students hit the books every day or right before the exam? Which is better? It’s better to hit the book…..

17. Hit the nail on the head: do something exactly right, do something to create a perfect or better than expected result.
Our company hit the nail on the head: we used the internet to help our business. Is this correct or wrong?

Hit the sack

18. Hit the sack: to go to bed for a deep sleep.
“I’m going to his the sack now. Good night.” I occasionally hit the sack earlier than usual. Have you felt this way before?

19. Hocus pocus: a magic incantation; trickery, illusion, not real.
This “wonder drinks” are nothing but a bunch of hocus pocus. What does this mean? What are some examples of products that are hocus pocus?

20. Hold your horses: to wait before doing something potentially risky.
“Sam and I are getting married!” said Tricia to her parents. What did they say? Why did they say this? Has someone told you to “hold your horses.”? Why?

21. Icing on the cake: an added bonus or prize to something.
Vicky’s new husband is tall, handsome, rich, and — the icing on the cake — he has a Danish passport. Does your company’s products or services have an icing on the cake or a bonus?

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