Music

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

dance to tune

Meaning: to do what someone else forces you to do

Example: In order to keep the peace Peter has to dance to his wife's tune. Read on

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be in the same boat

Meaning: be in the same unpleasant situation as other people

Example: The speaker said that everyone should make an effort towards the protection of the environment, as everyone was in the same boat, and climate changes would have dire consequences for all. Read on

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