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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

English Idiom - Part4

"let somebody off the hook"

Meaning:
"to let somebody wriggle out at the very last moment (e.g. Saddam Hussein and the Soviet peace plan in the Gulf War 1990-1991)"
"idle stories"

Meaning:
"senseless and untrue gossip"


"every fox must pay his skin to the furrier / at length the fox "

Meaning:
"success can never last for ever, esp. if it is dishonest"
"make matters worse"

Meaning:
"to worsen the situation (e.g. by unskillfully trying to apply first aid)"
"speak nineteen to the dozen"

Meaning:
"to speak non-stop"
"back to square one"

Meaning:
"back to the initial state (when trying to solve some problem)"
"make a mountain out of a molehill"

Meaning:
"to blow a problem out of proportion"
"the sweets and the bitters"

Meaning:
"good and bad sides of the same thing"
"handle it with kid gloves"

Meaning:
"to handle something very carefully"

READ THE ENGLISH IDIOM PART5

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Educative English Idiom You Must Know PART1

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