Idioms on People are Liquid

This is lesson 12 from Idiom Part 1. Each idiom is followed by its definition and examples. After you learn them, you can use them in your daily conversation.

 

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Idioms Related To Organizations are Garden

 

English Idiom Part 1- Lesson 12

1- Teeming with people= full of people

The whole area around the stadium is Teeming with people.

 

2- A ripple of laughter= small wave

Because of Emma’s joke, there was a ripple of laughter across the room.

 

3- Surge= to move quickly and powerfully

I heard shouting and there was a sudden surge in the crowd.

 

4- Make a splash= to get a lot of public attention

He has already made a splash in New York for his design of the store interior.

 

5- Go with the flow= be relaxed and accept a situation, rather than trying to alter or control it.

Just relax and go with the flow!

 

6- A stream of people= a continuous flow of people

There’s a constant stream of people coming in and the stadium starts to fill up.

 

7- A sea of faces= a large crowd of people

He scanned the sea of faces in the audience and spotted only a handful of black people.

 

8- Stem the tide= stop something bad, from increasing

We have to do something to stem the tide of violence.

 

9- Pour/flood in= to get in a place as a large crowd

Everybody pours/floods in fifteen minutes before the game starts.

 

10- Overflowing= filled with

The local pubs are overflowing with people having their drinks outside on the pavement

 

11- Trickle in= to arrive or move somewhere slowly and gradually, in small numbers

I go into the stadium early and watch people slowly trickling in. 

 

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Idioms Related To Animals
 

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