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rip off

Meaning: the act of stealing

Example: I can't believe I paid that much money for that outfit. It was a rip off. Read on

old school

Meaning: old fashioned ideas or approach compared to current trends

Example: Dress smart when you come round for dinner, my father is a bit old school. Read on

music to ears

Meaning: something that is soothing to your ears

Example: Our teacher told us that we will get a long summer break and this was just music to my ears. Read on

for a song

Meaning: incredibly inexpensive

Example: She bought those lovely shoes at a flea market for a song. Read on

earworm

Meaning: a situation when a song that comes to your mind again and again

Example: This new PitBull song is a real earworm. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since last week. Read on

blow your own trumpet

Meaning: to say things that makes your own self or kin look good

Example: The crew tried to blow their own trumpet but the manager did not buy their story. Read on

Van Gogh’s ear for music

Meaning: Van Gogh was a painter who cut his ear off and this phrase is a pun intended one referring to being tone deaf.

Example: Her singing is so bad she has Van Gogh's ear for music. Read on

face the music

Meaning: receive punishment

Example: If you have done something wrong, you have to face the music. There's no escaping out of it. Read on

takes two to tango

Meaning: certain actions or activities cannot be performed alone - they  need two people to participate

Example: Don't blame me for the argument. It takes two to tango! You are equally responsible. Read on

play by ear

Meaning: learn music by ear

Example: My sister learned to play the piano by ear when she was a child. Read on

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put your foot in it

Meaning: say something (by mistake) that upsets, humiliates, or embarrasses someone

Example: Carla put her foot right in it when she congratulated her neighbour on being pregnant. It turns out she's not expecting but had just put on weight. Read on

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