Learning lots of collocations will improve your level of English. Here are some useful collocations for you to learn.
- Not to be on the agenda: to be something that people are not prepared to do or to talk about.
- Be one step ahead: to be better prepared or more successful than someone else.
- Be below the belt: to be cruel and unfair ( a comment or action).
- A breath of fresh air: something or someone that is new, different and exciting.
- Be up in the air: if a topic/subject/matter is «up in the air», no decision has been made about it.
- Set the alarm bells ringing: if something » sets the alarm bells ringing» it makes you feel worried because it is a sign that there may be a problem.
- Great minds think alike: something you say when someone else has the same ideas as you, or makes the same suggestion as you.
- Be eaten alive: to be criticized a lot, and very angrily.