With English changing ALL the time, the BEST and QUICKEST way to understand a conversation or a text today is KNOW YOUR IDIOMS. The Edmonton School Board has provided great tools!
Edmonton School Board’s Phrasal Verbs
Their online Phrasal Verb lessons and dictionary is TOP CLASS! AND for free they will send you a weekly lesson to your email which helps you to practice several idioms each week. Imagine practicing for a year! Consistency pays off! (Oops! Another Phrasal Verb!)