10 verb-based idioms

10 verb-based idioms

caught the sun – sb’s face has become red or brown from being in the sun
He’s really caught the sun.

laying the table – putting knives, forks, etc. on the table for a meal
She’s laying the table.

stretch sb’s legs – go for a short walk after sitting for some time
I need to stretch my legs.

catch sb’s eye – attract sb’s attention
I tried to catch the waiter’s eye.

make a move – begin to leave the place where we are
Come on, let’s make a move.

miss the point – not understand the main idea of what sb is saying
You’re missing the point. I’m not against the war – I’m saying this war is wrong.

make up for lost time – do sth quickly or do more than usual because you couldn’t do it before
He’ll have to work hard to make up for lost time.

be on the go – be very active and busy
I’m tired -I’ve been on the go all day.

stay the night – sleep at sb’s house for one night
Why don’t you stay the night at our flat?

speak your mind – say exactly what you think in a very direct way
Jane believes in speaking her mind, and that can upset people.

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