Idioms about EARTH
Hi English learners.Welcome to a new lesson. We will go through 10 idioms about earth.
Here is the list:
- Move heaven and earth
- Salt of the earth
- On the face of the earth
- Back/down to Earth
- To earth up
- Go to the ends of the earth
- Cost the earth
- Heaven on earth
- Hell on earth
Move heaven and earth
Meaning: to do whatever it takes to achieve something.
- When his dog got lost, Brian moved heaven and earth to find it.
- Celia moved heaven and earth to get that job.
Salt of the earth
Meaning: an exceptionally good, kind and honest person.
- Mark is a hard-working, honest man. He’s the salt of the earth.
- Being a great benefactor of a charity, he deserved to be considered the salt of the earth.
On the face of the earth
Meaning: used to describe something as the best, the biggest, etc. in the world.
- When his son won the Olympic medal, he was the proudest man on the face of the earth.
- No man on the face of the earth could explain Maths better than our Maths teacher.
Back/down to Earth
Meaning: to face the reality.
- After her holiday in Thailand, Julia had to come back to earth and start working again.
- Kevin came back down to earth when his boss told him he was fired.
To earth up
Meaning: to cover a plant with soil in order to protect it from cold or similar.
- They earthed up the plant gently to protect it from frost.
- You mustn’t forget to earth up the roots firmly when you plant the trees.
Go to the ends of the earth
Meaning: to do everything in your power to achieve something.
- Peter loved his children so much that he would go to the ends of the earth to make them happy.
- She would go to the ends of the earth to be with her husband.
Cost the earth
Meaning: to be very expensive.
- These shoes look nice but they must cost the earth.
- Fresh paint can refresh the room and won’t cost the earth.
Heaven on earth
Meaning: a pleasant and enjoyable place.
- Believe me, if there is heaven on earth then it is the island we spent our honeymoon on.
- Living in the village in the south of Ireland was heaven on earth for Ryan.
Hell on earth
Meaning: an extremely unpleasant situation.
- The time he spent in prison was hell on earth.
- The people who survived the horrors of the nazi camps described it as hell on earth.
Meaning: shocking and surprising.
- The diagnosis was earth-shattering news.
- If the video contains some earth-shattering pictures, you may dismiss it.
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