ACET: Idiom of the Day!!
Today’s idiom is Blow away the cobwebs!
This expression means to energise yourself usually by getting some fresh air or exercise.
As we all know, if we don’t clean the corners or picture frames or mantelpieces of our houses, cobwebs will form. This idiom is very appropriate because when we are tired and lack energy we can visualise cobwebs forming around us. So in order to shake these cobwebs away, we need get up and revitalise ourselves.
1. A long brisk walk by the sea might just blow away the cobwebs.
2. I just can’t wait to go for a run after this English exam to blow away the cobwebs.
I think you can agree that we all need this from time to time!