Wimbledon frustration……AGAIN! Idioms!

Well the football (Euro 2012) has finished and now the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are ‘well on their/its way’ or you could say, ‘well underway’.

‘Well on their/its way’/ ‘well underway’ means, the project has started and progress is being made and whatever is being done or carried out, is nearer to conclusion.

‘Their’ and ‘its’ are used in the context as there can be more than one (plural) – ‘their’ or in another context there might be just one (singular) – ‘‘its’.

Currently watching Andy Murray for the umpteenth time, yet again attempting to get to the Final and win his first major Grand Slam which just happens to be Wimbledon.  Just like Tim Henman in previous years.  And he’s making ‘hard work of it’.  Frustration.

‘Umpteenth’ means relatively large but unspecified in number.  In this context, I’ve watched him many, many times only to fail.

‘Making hard work of it’ means, to do something in a way which makes it more difficult than it should be.


About Oye! - Overcome Your English!

Oye! is not about teaching English, it's about helping improve your English communication, your listening skills and getting used to different English accents. Helping improve your English as a second language in a practical way. Immersing you in the language. " Overcome Your English....with everyday English. Every day! " The total unique experience.
This entry was posted in Current Affairs/News, English Language Immersion Course, Idioms, Improving English speaking, Sport and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Please, leave a Comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s