Entertainment – English idioms and sayings

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a pupil who frequently makes jokes or pokes fun
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class clown
Every class has its class clown who makes jokes all the time.
to make yourself appear foolish or stupid
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to make a clown of yourself
I shouldn't have worn this costume, I made a clown of myself.
to be in the centre of attention
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to be in the limelight
She would do anything to be in the limelight.
something that is very old-fashioned and should no longer be used
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museum piece
This is not a computer, it's a museum piece.
a show or other event that has been organized in order to get people's support or to persuade them to buy something
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dog and pony show
Every supermarket organizes a lot of dog and pony shows.
something that we say which means that an event or activity must continue even if there are problems or difficulties
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the show must go on
I don't like my work, but the show must go on, I have to earn my living.
to be in charge of an organization or an activity
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to run the show
It is a huge project, I wouldn't like to be the one who runs the show, there's a lot of responsibility.
an event that provokes such a strong reaction that it stops whatever's happening
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show stopper
His joke was a real show stopper, everybody just stared at him.
to sing with vigour or intensity
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to sing your heart out
No matter that she sang out of tune, she really sang her heart out.
with lots of famous people
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Every TV programme has its own star-studded event.
to win the greatest praise and to be better than anyone else
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to steal the show
Jenny always steals the show, wherever she goes.
to make everybody laugh
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to bring the house down
This comedy just brought the house down.
to make a fool of oneself
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to be laughed out of court
I was laughed out of court when I asked who Lady Gaga was.

Everything about idioms

Idioms are an important part of English conversations. You will hear them very often, that's why it is important to learn them. The fact that they do not make sense literally is another reason to learn idioms. Learning different types of idioms will help you express yourself native-like and interesting. The entertainment idioms of this lesson will help you understand what are native speakers saying. Learn these entertainment idioms and other expressions with VocApp to understand how to use them and remember them forever!

Entertainment idioms

Entertainment idioms include different types of idioms: show idioms, music idioms and movie idioms. The lesson also includes some funny clown idioms. These entertainment idioms are related to cinema, music and events. You will often hear them watching your favourite American movies or TV. These entertainment idioms became so popular that you just can't learn English if you don't learn them as well! Here are some examples of entertainment idioms you will learn with our lesson:
  • 1. museum piece
  • 2. to run the show
  • 3. to sing your heart out
  • 4. dog and pony show
  • 5. show stopper
As you can see, you will learn the sing your heart out meaning! It is a very popular entertainment idiom and a very useful one! To learn more entertainment idioms proceed to the lesson! Don't forget to repeat these idioms in order to remember them!

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