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I wrote this sentence:
"Right now everything is going tits up, odds are happening like clockwork. Have to restore my confidence back at the drop of a hat."
Here I used a number of idioms and I like to know whether I used them correctly. What perception do you native speakers get as you read this sentence?
Actually I want to mean that, I have lost my confidence and nothing is going right. Odds are happening too often, but have to change this, that's why needs to restore bace my confidence.
I want to mean by "odds are happening" is that "errors are occuring sometimes knowingly and unknowingly, sometimes by me, sometimes by destiny."
Yes, that is about it. So does my original sentence bear this meaning?
"Right now everything is going tits up", this means that everything is going wrong at the moment.
..."odds are happening like clockwork", this doesn't mean anything as it is written.
"Have to restore my confidence back at the drop of a hat", this should be rewritten somthing like this: "I have to get back my confidence quickly".
at the drop of a hat = immediately
so why that sentence wrong?
Q - Would you travel to Australia if you had the opportunity?
A - Oh yes, I'd go at the drop of a hat.
Q - Do you like your job?
A - No. If I could, I'd change it at the drop of a hat.