Christmas Idioms and Jokes
Advent je ten správný čas podívat se na pár vánočních idiomů. Na závěr pár vánočních vtipů pro zasmání a rozšíření slovní zásoby ;)
Stocking stuffer = a small gift, usually cheaper, Christmas present which might be put in a Christmas stocking.
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To beat the holiday blues = to get over the melancholy, stress and frustration which some people might feel over the Christmas period.
Example: The best way to beat the holiday blues and lift your spirits is to spend Christmas time with your loved
Christmas comes but once a year = the fact that Christmas happens only once a year is used as an excuse to enjoy this time to the fullest (as much as possible) by indulging in food and drinks.
Example: I know, I should stop eating these delicious vanilla rolls but Christmas comes but once a year, so give
me more please.
Christmas came early (this year) = means that something good has happened unexpectedly.
Example: „I have won the lottery!“ „Lucky you, sounds like Christmas came early this year.“
Be there with bells on = refers to a positive reaction to an invitation meaning we will eagerly attend, full of enthusiasm.
Example: I can´t wait to see my girl singing in the Christmas play, I will be there with the bells on and sitting in
the first row.
What do you call an old snowman? Water!
What Christmas carol is a favourite for parents? Silent Night!
What is the best Christmas present in the world? A broken drum – you can´t beat it!
What do monkeys sing at Christmas? Jungle bells, jungle bells!
What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree? A pineapple!
Autor: Oxford University Press.
13. 12. 2017 15:11:36