Topical idioms

 

Here you will find an explanation of idioms used in current news stories. Click on the idiom to see the orginal news article where the idiom is used.

 

Join forces

When two people, companies or countries put their skills, knowledge or assets together to create a stronger position.

The Telegraph (Friday 10th July 2015)

 

In a tight corner

In a very difficult position

EurActiv.com (Tuesday 7th July 2015)

 

To be (caught) between a rock and a hard place

When either decision leads to a problem.

The Independent to describe how some Greeks felt about the referendum choices. (Sunday 5th July 2015)

 

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