Frequency of Use: Medium
Last month, your best friend was offered an unbelievable job (great pay, outstanding benefits, and a new car) in Australia, but he turned down the offer because he wanted to stay in your city with his girlfriend. However, when he came home last night, he was a complete mess in tears and said that his girlfriend broke up with him to date a drummer in a rock band. Now, your friend is completely depressed, and he realizes that he missed the boat on a job of a lifetime. What advice can you give him to remain hopeful about his future?
“Hey. There are more fish in the sea. Don’t lose hope in love or work. Let’s go hiking this weekend. The fresh air will help you clear your mind. If you miss the boat on one opportunity, there will be more.”
Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it.