Weather Idioms – Lesson 2
Here are some examples of English idioms that use the weather. As you work through these lessons you will notice they go in alphabetical order. Lesson 2 below has words starting with the letters B – C.
A bolt from the blue
If something is a bolt from the blue it is unexpected and takes you by surprise.
Example: My teacher quit this week. She is moving to another country. Her news was a bolt from the blue.
Break the ice
To break the ice is to make someone feel relaxed in a social situation, usually by starting a conversation.
Example: It was really awkward until James started talking and broke the ice.
Calm before the storm
The calm before the storm is a quiet, peaceful period of time before a really busy period.
Example: Tomorrow is test week, so I’m going to relax today and enjoy the calm before the storm.
Try Lesson 3 here.