IDIOMS (INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED LEVEL) 1.A hot potato Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed. Example: “Choosing a location for our new store is a hot potato right now”2. A penny for your thoughtsA way of asking what someone is thinking Example: “For several minutes they sat silently, then finally she looked at him and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Walter.”3. In the long run Over a lengthy period of time, in the end. Example: “It means spending a bit now, but in the long run it'll save us a lot of money.”4. Ball is in your courtIt is up to you to make the next decision or step Example: “I've told him he can have his job back if he apologizes. The ball's in his court now.”5. Up to someoneMeaning Decided by someone Example: “My father said the decision is up to my mom”6. Bite off more than you can chewTo decide or agree to do more than one can finally accomplish. Example: “Don't bite off more than you can chew. Let someone else organize the party.”7. Blessing in disguise Something good that isn't recognized at first.