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3 Idioms About Water

March 22 is World Water Day.

In honor of today, we at the English language Institute want to share three fun idioms about water.


#1 (to) Keep Your Head Above Water

Water idioms_Head-Above-WaterTo manage to survive, especially financially.

We have so little money that we can hardly keep our heads above water. Every day it is difficult.


#2 (it’s) Water Under The Bridge

water under the bridge idiom

If you say that a bad experience is water under the bridge, you mean that it happened a long time ago and so you don't feel upset or worried about it now.

He didn't treat me very well at the time but it's all water under the bridge now. We are now friends.


#3 (to be) in Hot Water

Water idioms_In-Hot-WaterIf someone is in hot water, they have done something wrong and people are angry with them.

Tom's strong opinions have regularly landed him in hot water. People often get upset when he says controversial things.


Do you want to learn more idioms? At the ELI at Pace University, we have lots of fun elective courses, including IDIOMS.

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