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Travelling - Idioms

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  • TO REINVENT THE WHEEL
    To discover how to do something that has already been discovered
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  • TO HAVE ITCHY FEET
    To find it difficult to stay in one place because you like to travel and discover new places
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  • TO ROCK THE BOAT
    To do something that might cause trouble or upset a stable situation
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  • TO BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK
    To be doing something correctly
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  • TO PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
    To do things in the wrong order
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  • TO HIT THE ROAD
    To begin a journey
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  • BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST
    An expression used to say that information about trouble and misfortune spreads faster than good news
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  • TO BE A BACKSEAT DRIVER
    To be a person who gives unnnecessary or unwelcome advice
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  • TO BE ON A ROCKY ROAD
    To have problems and difficulties to deal with
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  • TO BE IN THE SAME BOAT
    To be in the same difficult situation as someone else
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  • TO BE ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
    Not to be sufficiently attentive, especially at a critical moment when vigilance is required
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  • TO MISS THE BOAT
    To fail to take advantage of an opportunity because you don't act quickly enough
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  • TO SAIL THROUGH
    To succeed in doing something difficult without difficulty
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  • ROAD RAGE
    Anger or violence between drivers, often caused by difficult driving conditions
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  • TO BE SMOOTH SAILING
    Not to have any problems
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  • AT THE CROSSROADS
    At a point where an important decision or choice has to be made
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  • TO MAKE YOUR WAY TO
    To be successful and make progress in your life and work
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  • TO TAKE SOMEONE FOR A RIDE
    To cheat or deceive someone
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  • TO TRAVEL ON A SHOESTRING
    Not to spend much money while travelling
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  • A CULTURE VULTURE
    Someone who likes museums, books, art galleries, etc.
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  • TO BE LIKE SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT
    To meet once or twice by chance for a short time then not see each other ever again.
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  • TO SAIL CLOSE TO THE WIND
    To do something that is dangerous or just within the limits of what's legal or acceptable
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  • TO TRAVEL LIGHT
    To make a journey without taking a lot of heavy things with you
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  • A CULTURE SHOCK
    A feeling of confusion felt by someone visiting a country or place that they do not know
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  • TO LIVE IT UP
    To spend lots of money and travel in luxury
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