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  • it's feeling a little bit chilly out it definitely is starting to feel like

  • autumn it's official we are in autumn but don't worry I've got your back my

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  • essential english autumn idioms now before we get into those must know

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  • whoa I'm feeling that chill let's get on with those essential autumn idioms

  • number 10 autumn years autumn years basically refers to the

  • later stages in your life so when your teeth are falling out you have a bad

  • back and you're complaining all the time of everything hurting so when you're

  • getting quite a bit older later in your life you can say you are in your autumn

  • years number 9 shaking like a leaf you would normally say that a person or an

  • animal is shaking like a leaf and it's normally when you're shaking because

  • you're cold you say you look cold you're shaking

  • like a leaf mer number eight that old chestnut that old chestnut basically

  • refers to a story or something you've heard over and over again and you're now

  • tired of hearing it so if I've told you a story many times

  • and you're bored of hearing it and I start to speak you might say Oh Anna not

  • that old chestnut again seven to drive someone nuts

  • if you drive someone nuts it means you irritate or annoy them it just drives me

  • nuts when people are constantly clicking their pen it drives me nuts

  • six what is that six Anna you need to learn to count Oh six under the weather

  • to be under the weather is to be unwell but we only ever really use this when

  • we're talking about a mild illness like a cough or a cold you'd say I'm feeling

  • a little bit under the weather I'm going to go a night

  • five to squirrel away in the same way that a squirrel would take nuts bury

  • them and store them until the winter months we can say that somebody is

  • squirreling away money or items and storing them for whatever it is the

  • winter maybe so I could say Jane was squirming away her money all summer

  • until she could afford a winter break for save it for a rainy day

  • this basically means keep it until you need it so if it's money then we'd

  • suggest don't spend it now wait until you are in need of the money perhaps for

  • an emergency for example save it for a rainy day

  • three turn over a new leaf to turn over a new leaf just means a new start a

  • fresh start so for example if I leave my job or I leave my relationship or a

  • friendship breaks down then you could say I'm going to turn over a new leaf

  • and start again start a new job get a new boyfriend and maybe make friends

  • with a person I've fallen out with or just move on and get a new friend will

  • you be my friend to take a leaf out of somebody else's book this means follow

  • the example of somebody else so if you're not very good at getting up in

  • the mornings maybe you would look at someone who is good at getting up in the

  • morning and find out what they do and how they inspire themselves to get up

  • and get going you will take a leaf out of their book

  • and finally number one it's raining cats and dogs during the autumn months we

  • tend to see a lot of rain here in the okay and so we will quite often say huh

  • it is raining cats and dogs today raining cats and dogs just means it's

  • raining very heavily so make sure you wear your raincoat or you take your

  • umbrella out with you so there you go the 10 essential autumn idioms which you

  • should definitely try to use over the next couple of weeks to make sure they

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