This excerpt is taken from our last #IOTW (Idioms of the week) on March 18, 2011. Here we go!“roll with punches”. Arti: menerima dgn tenang & tanpa putus asa (kegagalan/ penderitaan). “Don’t be sad. Let’s roll with punches!” #IOTW
“throw a punch at”. Arti: memukul. “He was so mad that he threw a punch at the man who bullied him.” #IOTW
“take a rain check”. Arti: setuju bertemu, pergi, dsb lain kali. “I don’t think I can meet you tomorrow. I’ll take a rain check.” #IOTW
“for what it’s worth”. Arti: oh ya, (mungkin kau belum tahu bahwa..). “For what it’s worth, I love you.” #IOTW
“give a hard time”. Arti: brengsek; merepotkan. “I am frustrated. The bureaucracy is really giving me a hard time!” #IOTW
“keep in mind”. Arti: mengingat. “Please keep in mind that learning a language is hard work.” #IOTW
“in vain”. Arti: sia-sia. “I waited for two hours in vain. She never came.” #IOTW
“out of hand”. Arti: tak terkendalikan. “The problem has become out of hand. No one can control it anymore.” #IOTW
“bite off more than one can chew”. Arti: mencoba melakukan sesuatu yg terlampau sulit. “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.” #IOTW
“before long”. Arti: tidak lama lagi; sebentar lagi. “You will have to graduate from university, work and make a living before long.” #IOTW
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