Read the idioms below. Do you understand the example sentences? Check the meaning and then use them when you speak.
Ahead of the pack
– Our last campaign helped us get ahead of the pack. Our sales are better than any other company.
– It’s not easy to stay ahead of the pack. Other companies are always trying to beat us.
– We were ahead of the pack but another company is number one this year.
Down the drain
– I bought a new computer. It was expensive but it’s terrible. All my money went down the drain.
– I worked on my project for two weeks. Someone deleted all my data. All my hard work, down the drain.
– My car keeps breaking down. I could fix it but I feel like I’m pouring money down the drain.
In the driver’s seat
– For this project, I will be in the driver’s seat. I’ll plan everything and you’ll report to me.
– I don’t like to be in the driver’s seat. I don’t want all that responsibility.
– Donald should never be in the driver’s seat. He’s not good at leading people.
In the same boat
A: I don’t have any money left.
B: Me neither. We’re in the same boat.
– More and more people are buying water and health drinks. That puts companies like Coke and Pepsi in the same boat as their sales decrease.
– When it comes to the environment, we are all in the same boat.