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  • Hello, today we're going to do five terrifying idioms.

  • The first terrifying idiom is "to have goosebumps" or "something gives you goosebumps."

  • Geese are cute. I thought this was supposed to be a terrifying Halloween lesson.

  • When you get goosebumps, it's the same feeling as when you get cold.

  • Your little hairs stand on end, but it's not because you're cold.

  • It's because you feel fear or if you hear a nice song.

  • - You know what gives me goosebumps? - What?

  • Haunted houses, hearing noises in the dark.

  • Being alone in the cemetery.

  • What gives you goosebumps?

  • Enya. Her voice is heavenly.

  • Our second terrifying idiom is "to have butterflies in your tummy / stomach."

  • Butterflies aren't scary either.

  • When you have that nervous feeling in your tummy, like little scary butterflies are flying inside you, you have butterflies.

  • For example: I saw a pretty girl, I love her. when she talks to me I get butterflies!

  • This is a Halloween lesson, please try and be more dark and sinister.

  • What gives you butterflies?

  • Nothing. I'm dead inside I have no emotions.

  • Our third awful idiom is "To be in high spirits! "

  • Oh my god, that means you're happy!

  • Yes. Terribly happy!

  • We usually say this when you're in a visibly good mood, or perhaps you have more energy than usual.

  • This isn't scary.

  • For example: "His motivational speeches put everyone in high spirits"

  • What puts you in high spirits?

  • Death.

  • The next idiom is " to get the heebie-jeebies / the willies." or "something creeps me out."

  • That's a bit better.

  • When you feel uncomfortable, or when your skin goes "Urrrgh!"

  • You can say it gives me the willies or the heebie-jeebies, or this creeps me out.

  • This is better. I like this one.

  • I often get the heebie-jeebies when I walk alone in the dark.

  • You're never alone I'm always watching you.

  • That's creepy.

  • Our final idiom is to have a stab at something.

  • Okay good, finally.

  • When you attempt something that you've never tried before you have a stab at it!

  • All right calm down.

  • Would you like to have a stab at giving us an example?

  • Sure I've never learnt Chinese I'm dying to learn.

  • Well you're very clever.

  • You should have a stab at it!

  • You could make this more interesting with "a stab in the dark."

  • This means when you guess something and you're really not sure if you're right, or if you try something which has very little chance of actually working.

  • - What's the time? - I'm going to have a stab in the dark and say 5:30.

  • It was just a stab in the dark when I tried to park the car. I can't drive.

  • - Did you run anyone over? - Yes. - Good.

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Terrible English Idioms! - English lesson for Halloween with EatSleepDreamEnglish

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    Elise Chuang posted on 2021/09/23
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