Копия - The Meaning and Power of Music_ 2 (idioms and expressions)


The Meaning and Power of Music_ 2 (idioms and expressions) 

Music is woven into the fabric of society and culture

Woven is Participle I from weave

This type of wool is woven into fabric which will make jackets. (Cambridge Dictionary)

  • be woven into the fabric of means that it has become something very common which a lot of people use everyday.
Traditional Thai designs are woven into silk fabric on the loom rather than stamped onto already woven fabric
  • the one and only

the only person or thing of this type:

And now I'd like to introduce, the one and only Stevie Wonder! (Cambridge Dictionary)

Now to remind us of some of our favorite things from The Sound of Music. The one and only Lady Gaga.
  • Brown noser (brown-noser)

someone who tries too hard to please someone, especially someone in a position of authority, in a way that other people find unpleasant (Cambridge Dictionary)

- Mr. Sullivan. - Yeah. - What kind of music do you like to listen to? - Um - Don't be afraid. - Rock'n'roll. - What about you? - Rock'n'roll. - You? - Classical. - Brown-noser. 

Different dictionaries give different definitions. But the key things are that it is disapproving and informal, though not vulgar (it is very important to consider while translating the idiom!).

Mostly the idiom is referred to employees and school /college students who are too nice to their bosses or teachers.

To learn more about the meaning and origin of the idiom you can here.

  • ... so I face the final curtain

1) the end of a performance in a theatre

2) the end of something, especially life

  • without exemption

Cambridge Dictionary

exemption - special permission not to do or pay something:

Candidates with a qualification in chemistry have exemption from this course.

Organizations may qualify for exemption from income tax if they operate exclusively as charities.

  • to bite off more than you can chew

to try to do something that is too difficult for you:

We bit off more than we could chew in our original reform proposals

(Cambridge Dictionary)

To learn more about the idiom you can here.

  • to eat (chew) smth up and spit it out

  • to stand tall

  • to have (get) one's fill of smth

to have or experience as much as you want of something:

I go to my mother’s house every week to get my fill of her home cooking.

Cambridge Dictionary

  • have one's share of (something)

  • At first ... But then ...

We use at first to talk about the beginning of a situation, when we are making a contrast with what happens / happened later

Usage: First, firstly or at first

  • to crumble

  • hold your head (up) high

to be very confident and proud:

If you know that you did your best, you can hold your head high.

Cambridge Dictionary

  • As long as I know how to Zoom, I know I'll be alive


You can have a dog as long as you promise to take care of it.

Cambridge Dictionary

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