Lesson 96

Have fun with Idioms!


  • as cool as a cucumber

Meaning: very calm and relaxed



– Doing yoga has helped me to be as cool as a cucumber in times of trouble.

– I felt nervous at first, but I acted as cool as a cucumber throughout the interview.


  • a hot potato

Meaning: a controversial issue or a sensitive situation



– His candidacy became the newest political hot potato.

– The inflation issue is turning into hot potato topic around the world.


  • salad days

Meaning: the youthful or peak period of one’s life



– During my salad days, I watched a lot of anime.

– The salad days of my retirement are great. All I do is take my boat out and fish every day!


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Lesson 97