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Idioms with ‘room’ Posted by on Apr 12, 2022 in English Language

Hey guys! Easter is almost here! But that’s only on Friday, so we’ve still got some breathing room before the holiday celebrations are in full swing. A couple of weeks ago we went over the main differences and how to use the words room and space. And now that we learned that, it’s time to move forward and cover some idioms and phrases with room. First, let’s start with the basics, so have a look at the definitions and examples below:

Are you sure this is a 35m2 apartment? It looks so roomy! (Photo by Ksenia Chernaya from Pexels)

Who doesn’t like room service? Room service is when hotel delivers food or drinks directly to guests’ rooms.

  • Our hotel offers a mini-bar, flat screen smart TV and 24-hour room service.
  • Ugh, it’s too late to get dinner. Let’s just order room service.

And what about a place that is nice and roomy? A roomy place is large and spacious, often meaning that it is comfortable.

  • I was surprised to find out how roomy my university dorm was.
  • We managed to book a very roomy and well-equiped Airbnb flat for our trip.

Do you like your drinks at room temperature? Room temperature is the normal temperature, not too hot or cold either.

  • Should I put this cake in the fridge or is it okay to serve it at room temperature?
  • This wine is better appreciated at room temperature.

I need to find the fitting room (Photo by cottonbro from Pexels)

How often do you go into fitting rooms or changing rooms? Those are individual stalls that allow people some privacy when they need to change, and are often found in locker rooms, beaches or stores.

  • Excuse me, do you know where I can find the fitting room? I’d like to try on this sweater.
  • There were no changing rooms at the beach, so I had to put on my bathing suit in the car.

Is having leg room important to you? When in a vehicle, leg room is the space available for your legs.

  • As a tall guy, these compact cars are a dealbreaker. There’s no leg room and it’s just too uncomfortable for me.
  • I’m done flying with these low-cost airlines. They are charging me $10 dollars to get seats with extra leg room.

Oh! So seems like I’m running out of space here, so I’d better save something for next time. Stay tuned for more idioms! Happy Easter, everyone!

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