Cheering People Up - Intermediate
Sometimes other poeple around us feel a bit down or unhappy about something. Here are ten phrases you can use to try to make them feel better.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- Cheer up! / Chin up!
- It's not the end of the world.
- Worse things happen at sea.
- Look on the bright side........
- Every cloud (has a silver lining).
- Practice makes perfect.
- There are plenty more fish in the sea.
- Lighten up!
- There's no use crying over spilt milk.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- Phrases 1 and 2 are informal and can be used when someone looks unhappy.
- Phrases 3 and 4 are well-known sayings which can be used to console someone who feels that things are very bad. They should probably not be used if things really are very bad.
- Phrases 5 and 6 are suggesting that the other person should try to see the positive side of the situation.
- Phrase 7 is used to encourage and cheer up a person who is finding something difficult or feeling frustrated about not being able to do something.
- Phrase 8 is used specifically to cheer up somebody who has just finished a relationship. The speaker is trying to encourage them to look for a new partner.
- Phrases 9 and 10 can seem less sympathetic and suggest that the person needs to forget what has happened and move on.