The 15th idiom of the series! Have you ever heard of this one? Well, sometimes it is good to get off the grid for a while.
What it means:
To make it simple it means “not connected”.
How to use it:
It can be used in many different ways. Here are just a few:
- Not connected to social media or internet.
I tried contacting Pepe via Whatsapp but I just remembered that he is on a retreat so he will be off the grid for a while.
- Not connected to services (water, electricity…):
Once our solar panels generate enough power, we’ll be able to go off the grid.
- Not under governmental control:
The inventor of the Bitcoin currency is still unknown to this date. He is completely off the grid.
Other interesting idioms:
On a roll – If someone is on a roll they are experiencing good luck and success (ex: So, you found a ten pound note on the floor this morning and your boss gave you a day off? You’d better play the lottery today because you are on a roll).
On board – To be on board means that you are willing to do something (ex: I asked Mark if he wanted to come with us to Madrid this weekend and he said that he was on board).
Open book – If a person is an open book they are easy to understand and to know (ex: I know you like that boy, it is obvious. You are like an open book).
Open secret – Something that is supposed to be a secret but that everyone knows (ex: Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy had a relationship. It was an open secret).
Keep on learning!