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  • Advanced Words and Idioms for the

    Advanced words and idioms for the New TOEIC Test—Step-up 900 A a going concern生意興隆的業務;發展中的事業a last resort最後手段;絕招a long shot成功希望不大的嘗試;把握不大的猜測;姑妄一猜Abate(使)減弱,減退,減輕,減少abide by (ph.)1.遵守;信守2.承擔...的後果;承受abolition(法律、制度、習俗等的)廢除,廢止abrupt 1. 突然的;意外的 2. (言語、行為)粗魯的,莽撞的,唐突的;生硬的absorb 1. 吸收(液體、氣體等) 2...

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  • English-French Slang-Idioms

    ENGLISH SLANG/IDIOMS SLANG: Nonstandard vocabulary of a given culture or subculture. In other words, slang is typically a nonstandard word, not a phrase as is an idiom. Slang would include words like pooped, to down a drink, boob-tube, threads, bonkers, basket case, to name a few. Slang...

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  • French Words

    French words 1. voilà! - literally "see there"; in French it can mean simply "there it is"; in English it is generally restricted to a triumphant revelation. 2. vis-à-vis- "face to face [with]": in comparison with or in relation to; opposed to. From "vis" (conjugated form of "viser," to see). In French...

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  • Idiom

    with experience on your side my stomach turn vent her spleen think twice about losing his shirt carved in stone what is in store for teething problems a Walter Mitty in one fell swoop all the time on my hands kicking up a stink move with the times took a shine to ran amok 1. The interviewer...

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  • Idioms

    bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse. 2. "The pen is mightier than the sword." Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want. 3. "When in Rome, do as the Romans." Act the way that the people around you are...

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  • idioms

     IDIOMS Sabrina Ramos 12/18/12 Period:6 1. Clean up the air- To get rid of doubts or hard feelings. All right, let's discuss this frankly. It'll be better if we clear the air. 2. Keep at arm’s length- To keep at a distance; not to allow to...

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  • Idioms

    "A bitter pill" | A situation or information that is unpleasant but must be accepted. | "Ace in the hole" | A hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage. | "Achilles' heel" | A metaphor for a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength.[note 1] | "Add insult to injury" | To further a loss...

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  • Idioms

    What Is An Idom...? An idiom is an expression consisting of a combination of words that have a figurative meaning. The figurative meaning is comprehended in regard to a common use of the expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made.Idioms are...

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  • Idioms

     PROGRESSIVE STORY USING IDIOMS The Wednesday was blue again. And I was feeling under the weather. My classmate asked me if were able to go to the English class. I thought for a second but just said yes, even though my heart was not in it. We packed ourselves like sardines in a can into the university...

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  • Idiom

    teachers give us a ton of homework!" homesick = when you miss your home: "He went away for two weeks, but was terribly homesick." :-) All these idioms mean that you are absolutely delighted! over the moon: "He was over the moon when he heard the news." thrilled to bits: "She was thrilled to bits...

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  • Idioms

    Talk a Lot Intermediate Book 1 Idioms ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Definition of Idioms – from Unit 1: Hotel An idiom is a phrase that has a fixed meaning which cannot usually be understood by studying the...

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  • Idioms

    Clean As A Whistle - According to Robert Hendrickson From the "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" Facts on File, New York, 1997. “One possibility is that the old simile describes the whistling sound of a sword as it swishes through the air to decapitate someone, and an early 19th century quotation...

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  • Idioms

    Idioms   An idiom is an expression whose meaning is different from the meaning of its constituent words. Knowledge of idioms is an important part of comprehension of the English language. Below is a list of some commonly used idioms in English with their meanings and usage.   |TURN OVER A NEW LEAF...

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  • A Idioms

    A Idioms About to (do something) - To be on the point of doing something I was about to leave when the phone rang. According to (someone or something) - As said or told by someone, in agreement with something, in the order of something, in proportion to something According to our teacher, there will...

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  • Idioms

    no mice. Gato con guantes no caza ratones. A stitch in time saves nine. Más vale prevenir que curar. A word is enough to the wise. A buen entendedor, pocas palabras. Actions speak louder than words. Los hechos valen más que las palabras. Add insult to injury Para colmo de males All cats are grey in...

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  • Idiom

    perceive and use idioms. Each nation's language lies in itself similar and different concepts on many fields of life such as humane values, ways of thinking, behavior standards, religious beliefs, customs and traditions, social conventions, etc. Words and expressions including idioms have formed...

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  • Idioms

    1. A tu izquierda: on your left 2. No lo digas: Don’t say it 3. No te atrevas: Don’t you dare 4. Vamos: Go 5. En serio? : Are you serious? 6. Relajate: relax 7. Por eso: That’s why 8. Les caigo mal: you don’t like me 9. Dado se cuento: to realize 10. Di que si Leslie: go for it Leslie 11. Disculpe:...

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  • Idioms

    Vietnamese and English idioms of dogs. PART B: DEVELOPEMENT 1.Definitions of Idioms a.Vietnamese Definition For Vietnamese definitions, I think there is a need to make a distinction between the two terms: “idiom” and “proverb”. Even though the essay only deals with idioms, it is still helpful...

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  • an idiom

    “Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.” ― Brian Tracy tags: knowledge, lifelong-learning “There is nothing more...

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  • Idioms

    1) Chapter 5: "He said he was trying to get Miss Maudie's goat... (p. 48). (To get one's goat is to make a person disgusted or angry.) 2) Chapter 5: "True enough, she had an acid tongue in her head... (p. 49)." (Acid is very bitter in taste. Someone with an acid tongue is someone who tends to...

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