The Oixi Festival is the Chinese Valentine’s Day. The festival, which usually falls in August is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar. This festival originated from a love story between a weaver maiden and a cow herder. It is a famous myth that dates back to over 2600 years ago. Women traditionally prayed to find good husbands or great sewing skills.
Hello and welcome to episode 38 …of…An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day…is…on the rebound
If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
on the rebound...means to be unhappy and confused because a close romantic relationship has recently finished…the person is sad and confused because a relationship has ended
He is unhappy because his romantic relationship recently ended and he is not ready for another relationship
Here is the same sentence using the idiom…on the rebound
He is on the rebound and not ready for another relationship.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom…on the rebound
He got married while he was on the rebound from his divorce.
She was on the rebound when she met her second husband.
I don’t want to date anyone who is on the rebound.
The idiom on the rebound uses the word rebound as a noun
rebound means the act of balancing back after hitting something
a rebound in basketball is when you can catch the ball after a missed basket
He grabbed the rebound
You can catch a rebound in basketball.
rebound means to improve after a decline
Stock prices are on the rebound.
rebound also means to feel better after an illness
My husband and daughter are on the rebound after being sick last week.
What is an important lesson you’ve learned from a breakup?
An Idiom a Day is sponsored by Native Tongue English. NTE is an online resource for ESL students, teachers, and tutors who study, live and work abroad. For today’s podcast transcript, idiom notes, and links visit Native Tongue English. That’s www–dot–NAT–IVE–TON–GUE–dash– ENG–LISH– dot– com
If you like the podcast, leave a review or comment. If you love the podcast, tell a friend.
Thank you for listening and tomorrow’s idiom is…Number 18 on the Top 20 Countdown