Time will tell
Used to say that at some time in the future it will become clear whether or not something is true, right, etc..
Example: Only time will tell if the treatment has been successful.
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There’s method to one's madness
Used to say that even though someone seems to be behaving strangely, there is a sensible reason for what they are doing
Example: Let me explain why I am doing it this way; there is method to my madness.
- Idiom Activities for May
A worksheet for students at B1 level on the idiom of the month and related idiomatic expressions. With notes and key for the teacher.
It runs in the family
If something such as a quality, disease, or skill "runs in the family", it means that many people in that family have it.
Example: Emily and her mother are both very beautiful. Good looks must run in the family.
Off the beaten track/path
A place that is off the beaten track is not well known and is far away from the places that people usually visit.
Example: We found a lovely little restaurant off the beaten track, which wasn't touristic at all!