Download PDF by Lucia Sera: A Boatload of Idioms: Over a thousand English expressions

By Lucia Sera

ISBN-10: 1932653139

ISBN-13: 9781932653137

A Boatload of Idioms provides greater than one thousand idioms, besides definitions, starting place causes (where known), pattern sentences and workouts. additionally, a seek index is on the market as a brief reference instrument. This software is geared toward intermediate-to-advanced ESL scholars in addition to local English audio system who are looking to enhance their language talents. as soon as idioms are simply understood, talking English could be a «cake-walk».

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This article is written so poorly that I can’t make heads or tails of the situation described. Can’t stand/stomach something – for something to make one mad or disgusted. I can’t stand to hear about animal abuse because I get so upset that I want to strangle the abuser. Cash and carry – to pay cash for something and be able to take it right away. That store doesn’t accept credit cards nor layaway, just cash and carry. 55 Cash in your chips – 2 meanings: 1. to stop playing and tally up the balance.

Bury one’s head in the sand – to ignore or hide from an impending situation. To refuse to acknowledge inevitable trouble. Jody refused to admit that his business was failing and buried his head in the sand as the bills mounted. 47 Bury the hatchet – to forgive. This term is said to come from Native Americans, some of whose tribes bury a tomahawk (hatchet) to signify a truce. The two brothers decided to bury the hatchet and be civil toward each other for the sake of their mother. [Get down to] business – to get serious and start working.

After hitting that pothole, my car finally bit the dust. [To the] bitter end – to the very end. ” His wife stuck by him, even though he had cheated on her, until the bitter end. Black sheep of the family – the oddest or worst member of a family, sometimes estranged from the others. No one wanted to talk about Ben, the black sheep of the family. Blackball – to reject from an exclusive group. Dan was blackballed from the club after he was arrested. 34 Bleeding heart – an overly-sensitive person, especially as regards to the poor and downtrodden.

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