Vocabulary Lesson 1. Outdoors

FREE online lesson with a native speaker. Idioms for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 1.


Out of the woods: past a critical phase; out of the unknown. (Informal.) When the patient got out of the woods, everyone relaxed.  I can give you a better prediction for your future health when you are out of the woods.

Have a green thumb: to have the ability to grow plants well. Just look at Mr. Simpson’s garden. He has a green thumb. My mother has a green thumb when it comes to houseplants.

Bed of roses: a situation or way of life that is always happy and comfortable. Living with Pat can’t be a bed of roses, but her husband is always smiling. Being the boss isn’t exactly a bed of roses. There are so many problems to take care of.

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